Texas Company About To Restart Production Of Famed DeLorean Sports Car

The car made famous by the film series could soon make its return — without the ability to fly, of course.

(Image credit: DeLorean Motor Company)
(Image credit: DeLorean Motor Company)

The 2015 envisioned in "Back To The Future: Part II" came and went without many of the innovations envisioned in 1989 coming to fruition.

The car made famous by the film series, however, could soon make its return — without the ability to fly, of course.

John DeLorean formed his eponymous car company in 1975 but it declared bankruptcy in 1982 — after a high-profile effort by its founder to stay afloat with money from a cocaine deal.

Then, in 1985, the DeLorean DMC-12 became a pop culture icon following its role as a plutonium-fueled time machine in the first "Back To The Future" movie.

(Image credit: DeLorean Motor Company)(Image credit: DeLorean Motor Company)

Ten years later, Stephen Wynne, a Texas mechanic, established his own company under the DeLorean Motor name. Wynne's company refurbishes some of the 9,000 DMC-12 models sold during the original company's brief run.

But a recent change passed by Congress will allow the Humble, Texas-based company to make new DeLoreans for the first time in 34 years.

The legislation enables low-volume manufacturers to produce replicas of older cars without conforming to all safety requirements that apply to conventional automakers.

“It’s a game-changer for us. We’ve been wanting this to happen,” Wynne told KPRC-TV in Houston.

Wynne estimates that his current inventory of parts could allow the company to make about 300 new DeLoreans.

The new models are expected to cost nearly $100,000 and go on sale early next year.

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