Cornishman man had his home and car broken into by the intruder. He claims to be the son John DeLorean (the founder of DeLorean), an American automotive legend.
Ty Delorean has big ideas for the company and is currently in trouble after a prototype model he had was set on fire.
Cornwall Live spoke to the 40-year old, who lives in Newquay, and discussed his plans to revive the DeLorean Motor Company.
After receiving anonymous threats, Ty returned to White Cross to inspect the damage.
DMC 21 is his Back To The Future car. He had rolled it out of the shipping container.
Ty shared his plans to drive the car around his neighborhood to show it off at the British Motor Show.
The home was also broken into and a DMC pinboard was found covered in raw eggs. Several pieces of paperwork were also missing.
Ty said: “It’s just really depressing.
“I’ll recover, I’ll rebuild – but it’s just really upsetting that someone would do this to me. Whether it’s out of jealousy, or spite.
“I have three prototypes now, though, and I still have the plans. It seems they jumped my gate, and smashed my door.
“They egged the place on the way out.”
The damage was not insurable, but the 40-year old was not surprised.
Ty believes that the car that was damaged was built over two decades. If it had been released in 1981 as originally planned, Ty would have believed it could save DeLorean.
He continued: “It wasn’t insured.
“So it’s a total loss of around £40,000 with the development and all the rest.
“I have others close to completion. This hasn’t deterred me, if anything it’s made me more determined.
“It won’t stop me. People either love or hate the car. And with the loss, it’s just a car at the end of the day, no one’s died. I can rebuild.”
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police are investigating a burglary at a rural property in the White Cross area of Newquay.
“Offenders entered the premises by damaging the front door. Untidy searches were conducted, and there was damage inside.
“A car was also destroyed by fire.
“The incident happened between 8pm last night and 8am on November 11.”
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