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Chris Willmott 11th Jun, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY went “back to the future” when an iconic DeLorean car pulled up outside the Council House.

The 1980s classic, still most celebrated for its starring role in the 1980s Hollywood blockbuster movie, visited the city as a celebration of its Coventry past.

DeLorean had its British headquarters in Christchurch House in Greyfriars Lane, Coventry, from 1979-82.

Former employees recently met and visited former DeLorean sites in Northern Ireland, and ended their reunion celebrations by visiting Coventry.

They presented a framed picture to the Lord Mayor, who received it on the city’s behalf.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Michael Hammon, said: “Coventry has a rich motoring history and has been home to many famous names over the years.

“It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate a part of that history with DeLorean and to ensure that the city continues to remember the role it played in such a unique and stunning car that has captured the imagination of drivers and film fans across the world.”

David Adams, former financial controller of DeLorean who also became director of finance at Hasbro Europe, presented the Lord Mayor with a framed picture of two DeLorean variants – the production gull-winged stainless steel DMC-12 and the star of the Back to the Future trilogy.

The council said it will be placed in full view at an as yet unspecified place for the public to enjoy.

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