Prepare yourselves, as DeLorean Motor Company has announced that the classic 1982 DeLorean, the car made famous by Back to the Future, is heading back into production for what sounds like a limited run, meaning you’ll soon be able to buy yourself a new DeLorean.
Over 35 years after its original production, the iconic once-futuristic-looking car is ready to re-debut to the world, thanks to a low-volume manufacturing bill that has been approved by the federal government for the DeLorean Motor Company.
“It’s fantastic. It is a game-changer for us. We’ve been wanting this to happen,” DeLorean CEO Stephen Wynne said. “That was a green light to go back into production. That was prohibited. It was against the law to do it.”
According to the release, the company, located in Humble, Texas, will build replica 1982 DeLoreans, with each car taking roughly one week each to produce. Wynne says that he hopes to sell refurbished models for $45k-$55k, and entirely newly manufactured cars for under $100k, depending on what engine is chosen to replace the original.
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The car’s look will not go completely untouched, however, as the CEO notes that they’ll “decide what areas need to be freshened up” as they begin production. By the sounds of it, though, there will just be minor changes.
The first revamped DeLorean is expected to be completed in early 2017, which gives my current car about a year of life left before I trade that baby in for a new DeLorean.