Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Back to the Future: DeLorean Going Back Into Production After 34-Year Break


It's back to the future — and back into production — for the DeLorean.

The sleek sports car, immortalized in the "Back to the Future" movies, is going to start rolling off the assembly line next year after a 34-year break, the DeLorean Motor Company announced Wednesday.

And unlike its previous incarnations, the new DeLorean DMC-12 models will be made in America. Humble, Texas, to be exact.

"It's fantastic," DeLoreon chief Stephen Wynne told NBC News. "It is a game-changer for us, you know. We've been wanting this to happen."

Under a low volume manufacturing bill green-lighted by the feds, DeLorean will only be allowed to build 300 more of the iconic cars that Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) turned into a time machine in the movies. And each car will set buyers back at least $100,000, depending on the engine.

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Wynne said they will update the engines but have no plans to change to look of the futuristic ride (brushed stainless steel skin!) or replace the gull-wing doors.

Only 9,200 or so DeLoreans were made between January 1981 and December 1982 at the factory in Belfast, Northern Ireland, before the company went bust.

Wynne, a British entrepreneur, set up shop in Texas in 1995 and began selling refurbished DeLoreans for $45,000 to $55,000.

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