Marty McFly: Wait a minute. Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?
Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some *style?*
Back To The Future (1985)
The DeLorean is going back into production. The distinctive wing-doored sports car made famous in the 1985 movie “Back to the Future,” hasn’t been built for about 35 years.
The company will build replica 1982 DeLoreans now that a change in low-volume manufacturing laws has been approved by the federal government. “That was a green light to go back into production,” DeLorean CEO Stephen Wynne said. Wynne brought the DeLorean Motor Company to the Houston area in 1987. Now, for the first time, the DeLorean will be manufactured on American soil.
“It’s huge for us. It means we’re back as a car company again,” Wynne said.
You can buy a refurbished model for $45,000 to $55,000. Wynne hopes to sell the new ones for less than $100,000. He estimates he has enough supplies in stock to build about 300 cars.
“There’s no reason to change the appearance of the car. As we go into the program, we’ll decide what areas need to be freshened up,” Wynne said.
He hopes to have the first car completed in the near future…in early 2017.