It was silver, sleek and futuristic – at the time – and the car made famous by the Back to the Future movies.
The DeLorean hasn’t been made for more than three decades but that’s all changing.
The car is going back to the future and into production, 35 years after the last one was built.
“It’s fantastic,” said Stephen Wynne, CEO of DeLorean Motors in Humble, TX. “It’s a game-changer for us. We’ve been wanting this to happen.”
In 1987, Wynne brought the DeLorean company to Humble, where, for the first time, the DeLorean will be manufactured on American soil.
Wynne has dozens of cars at company. Some are owned by the company, but many are shipped to Humble from around the world, to be refurbished.
The company will build replica 1982 DeLoreans under a low-volume manufacturing bill approved by the federal government.
Wynne estimates there are enough supplies in stock to build about 300 cars. He hopes to go from building one a month to building one a week.
“It is huge for us,” he said.
You can buy a refurbished model for $45,000 to $55,000. Wynne hopes to sell the new ones for less than $100,000.
He said he hopes to have the first new DeLorean roll off of the production line early next year.