The iconic DeLorean DMC-12 is a symbol of the weirdness of 1980s design aesthetic. It’s best known as the flying time machine from the “Back to the Future” series, but it’s easy to forget that prior to the movie, the DeLorean was an actual car that anyone could purchase, at least until production halted suddenly in 1983. If you missed your chance back then, you’re in luck! The DeLorean Motor Company has been brought back from the dead and will begin production of the unusual vehicle by early next year.
The DMC-12 was the only model produced by the DeLorean Motor Company in their short existence. By 1982, interest in the car was low and the company struggled as they fell deep into debt. The vehicle’s fate was sealed when the company’s founder, John DeLorean was arrested for trafficking cocaine (hey it was the ’80s!) and the factory was seized by the government.
The new iteration of the company has most recently been in the business of refurbishing original models for sale. A refurbished DMC-12 typically sells for $45,000 to $55,000. They will manufacture the new vehicles in their Texas factory using leftover original stock parts and newly made replica parts. They are expected to cost less than $100,000 and only about 300 cars will be made. For that price, they should come with flux capacitors.