EXECUTIVES: G.M. Loses a Swinger

General Motors executives tend to be solid, conservative men who spend decades laboring in patient obscurity. Alongside them, John Zachary DeLorean, 48, stood out like a Corvette Stingray in a showroom full of G.M.C. trucks. Flamboyant, irreverent and unpredictable, DeLorean wore long hair before that was fashionable—it still is not at G.M.—dated Hollywood wows like Ursula Andress, and was twice divorced. Still, he rose steadily to head all G.M. car and truck production, and was rumored to be G.M.'s next president. But last week DeLorean abruptly resigned his $300,000-a-year post to...

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