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136,498. The world’s richest people spend over a trillion pounds every year living the luxury life … The demand for luxury cars is stronger than ever. But the world’s most luxurious cars have sky-high standards set by brands synonymous with luxury such as Rolls Royce with their meticulous attention to detail. (Luxury & Car) World’s Most Luxurious s1e2: Cars, Channel 5 2020
136,499. Millionaires are getting younger, and the combination of horse power and lavish interiors are wanted in equal measure. So supercar brands are taking on the luxury car market. (Luxury & Car) ibid.
136,500. ‘This is about understated luxury. This is about making an entrance, raising a smile. And having an experience.’ (Luxury & Car) ibid. Morgan salesman
137,918. John DeLorean had everything. But he risked it all to create the car of the future. The British government gave millions to fund his dream in war-torn Belfast at the height of the troubles. All filmed by the most celebrated documentary makers of the time. Who is the real John DeLorean? DeLorean: Back from the Future, BBC 2021, captions
137,919. Who in their right mind turns down a salary of $600,000 a year? ibid. Jeremy Paxman, 1977 BBC news report
137,920. The whole DeLorean project did give the people a sense of optimism and hope. ibid. Paxman
137,921. The oil crisis threatens to destroy the car industry. But DeLorean sees only opportunity. And leaves General Motors. ibid. caption
137,923. The prime minister has ordered a police investigation into the affairs of the Belfast-based DeLorean car company. ibid. BBC news
137,924. 19th February 1982: The DeLorean motor company enters voluntary receivership. The British government gives a desperate DeLorean until 20th October 1982 to find investment. ibid. captions
138,764. The story begins in 1897 when the first British-built production cars began to appear on our roads. They were made in Coventry. They were built by Daimler and today only four remain. Classic British Cars: Made in Coventry, BBC 2021
138,765. By 1913 there were 20 manufacturers in the city employing over 12,000 workers and turning out 9,000 vehicles a year. ibid.
138,766. Alvis: then as now one of Coventry’s most prestigious motor manufacturers. ibid.
138,767. Jaguar: for decades the company has produced some of the most iconic sports cars and luxury saloons in motoring history. ibid.
111,335. The Jaguar E-Type was based on the D-Type racing car that had won at Le Mans and for a road car it was fast. ibid.