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Monday, 28 April 2014

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If it was good enough for the Atari disaster it was ok for DeLorean's corporate liquidators

Alamogordo, New Mexico - Diggers rummaging around the notorious Atari landfill site that swallowed up five million copies of the 1982 video game are set for a rare additional treat according to the US Department of Antiquities and Archaeological Stuff.

A statement today said excavations at the ET the ExtraTerrestrial video game 'graveyard' have spread to an additional industrial burial site, this time stuffed with the rusted remains of the disastrous DeLorean gull-wing door DMC-12s.

Hundreds of the failed 2-door coupes are buried alongside in the unforgiving New Mexico desert, the legacy of bonkers Irish car nut John DeLorean and a pipe dream as flawed as the Atari caper.

The 1980s Irish fantasy car had been in production at a nearby Houston, Texas plant where Italian automobile designer Giorgetto Giugiaro had free rein with the 2-door coupes' interior.

Unfortunately the sports car turned out to be a total lemon and production was halted in mid-1982 when the Irish parent company went spectacularly bust.

A fire sale at the Houston plant failed to offload some two hundred of the 1982 model which federal liquidators then decided to trash as the least expensive option in the company's dissolution.

The remains of 29 rusted chassis have so far emerged.

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