It’s back to the future for one of America’s most iconic movie cars, the 1982 DeLorean.
The car made famous in the film “Back to the Future” hasn’t been in production for 35 years, but that is about to change thanks to a low-volume manufacturing bill approved by the federal government for DeLorean Motor Company.
“It’s fantastic. It is a game-changer for us. We’ve been wanting this to happen,” DeLorean CEO Stephen Wynne told Click 2 Houston. “That was a green light to go back into production. That was prohibited. It was against the law to do it.”
The company, which relocated to Houston in 1987, will produce 300 replicas of the famed 1982 model. Wynne says he hopes to sell them for under $100,000, but that will depend on which modern engine is chosen.
As for the car’s looks, don’t expect a change there.
“There’s no reason to change the appearance of the car. As we go into the program, we’ll decide what areas need to be freshened up,” Wynne said.
NBC reports that all the DeLoreans will be made with authentic parts that have been in storage since the ’80s, so each one will be the real deal.