For the first time in nearly 35 years, the iconic DeLorean is making a comeback to the (near) future.
Made famous for its stainless steel construction and time-traveling properties thanks to Back to the Future, the DeLorean DMC-12 is receiving its first new production run since the early 80s'.
Starting next year, an estimated 300 new DMC-12s will be created in DeLorean Motor Company's own facility in Humble, Texas.
"It is a game-changer for us," said DeLorean chief Stephen Wynne, who has sold refurbished DMC-12s to passionate auto and pop culture fans for 20 years.
Wynne promises that while the engine will be overhauled to meet contemporary legal standards, the classic wing-style doors and brushed metal body will remain unaltered.
While cleaned-up antique DeLoreans at his shop can fetch a price upwards of $55,000, (about £39,000, AU$78,000), Wynne estimates that a brand-new one from such a limited run could command a price tag of $100,000 (about £70,000, AU$142,000) depending on the engine used in the final product.
For that price, you might want to start wishing for a sports almanac.
Top image credit: Oto Godfrey and Justin Morton (Wikipedia)
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