New DeLoreans to be made!

28 January 2016

delorean You will know the DeLorean car from the Back To The Future films, but unless you're a nerd about motoring, or the '80s, you probably don't know much more about them.

Well, the easiest way to learn about the whole thing is to listen to Neon Neon's 'Stainless Style' album, where Super Furries frontman Gruff Rhys sings all about the history of the car and the person behind it.

Either way, the original car was built in Belfast and Houston, and are set to go into production for the first time in over 30 years. Originally, there were around 9,000 of the cars made, with only 6,500 still in existence (apparently).

Well, no more, as a chap called Stephen Wynne is going to be building new versions, still using the name the DeLorean Motor Company. This is all thanks to a change in the law, regarding small scale car manufacturers.

If you buy a new DeLorean, you'll need around $100,000 or so. "There's no reason to change the appearance of the car," said Wynne. "As we go into the programme, we'll decide what areas need to be freshened up."

And when can you get your hands on one? Well, the earliest looks like it'll be some time in 2017. Get saving.

TOPICS:   Motoring

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