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DeLorean Goes Back Into Production?

If you've watched the Back To The Future series as many times as I have, your obsession has probably led you to a google search where you learned the funky set of wheels made popular in the films stopped production nearly 25 years ago. Lucky for car loving geeks out there, we may not have to go travel through time to see new DeLorean cars.

The BBC has reported that the demand for the DeLorean is so high that it may go back into production. It's a funny story really, because the DeLorean DMC-12 car was first released in 1981, but less than 9,000 cars were made because it was largely considered a junker. Today the car's failure has been forgotten, and its stainless steel skin and wing doors have a serious cult following. The vice president of the Delorean Motor Company is quoted as saying:

"You can't have any conversation about the car without talking about the impact of the whole series of Back To The Future movies. There are guys who were in their teens when they first saw the movie, who are now in their late 30s or early 40s, who are at that point in life when they can get the car they wanted when they were a kid."

Sure, the DeLorean may not have the sleek exterior and function as Tom Cruise's Minority Report Car, but when modified, it does travel through time, right?


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c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
WOWZA! i want one! >=)
designmilk designmilk 10 years
bring it back!
cmachter1 cmachter1 10 years
I can still remember when I watched Back to the Future for the first time and saw that car....I wanted one sooo bad.
charlesmaris charlesmaris 10 years
That, and an iPhone, would make me happy.
shafiii shafiii 10 years
this would be so sweet!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Talk about old school. All I think about when I see these cars are Johnny Carson buying one and John DeLorean getting busted for cocaine or something. Just tacky '80s excess all the way.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
That's so cool!
bugness bugness 10 years
I've been hearing about the DeLorean left and right. I'm sure I'll be hearing a conversation about it today when I go to 3D modeling class and the guys talk about creating a digital one. Now I have something to submit to the conversation lol.
jhuck jhuck 10 years
I agree with nslods...when there's a demand things stay popular and everyone wants one. When you supply that demand, it just gets to be something everyone has and becomes boring. If they're going to produce more, I think it should be a very limited quantity.
Calimie Calimie 10 years
That's sooo amazing! Your own portable time machine without all the incomodities of a police box!
LadyLibertine LadyLibertine 10 years
I have to say I am surprised about this info but not a bad surprise
nslods nslods 10 years
That's so cool! But, the only thing I'm wondering is, if they bring the car back to production, wouldn't that sort of take away the excitement of the chance sighting of one of the originals? I've seen one around my area a few times, and get so excited every time I do. But, if I see it all the time, I'm sure it wouldn't be as thrilling.
Denhwyvar Denhwyvar 10 years
Yay! I'd love to see the old time machine back!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i was pretty excited to read about this too. If it was somehow a hybrid (maybe some tweaking to the flux capacitor) i'd want this more than a smart car!
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