After watching a porgramme last night about John DeLorean I decide to have a look on the net for more ifo. Came across this article yesterday in the New York Timkes, where by a company plan to start building DeLoreans again:
August 22, 2007, 12:28 pm
The DeLorean Dream Bubble
By Mike Nizza
Tags: americana, automobiles
John DeLorean answered reporters’ questions at a news conference in 1982. (Photo: Associated Press)The Delorean is coming back, and excitement is rife in the blogosphere.
The reason is obvious — life should be more like the movies, especially “Back to the Future” — and the comeback is completely consistent with a promise in 1982 from the car’s charismatic creator, John Z. DeLorean. Then, he offered just one reason for the car’s relatively high price of $25,000: It would be “perfect,” he told The Times.
But the car turned out to be far from that (especially its glitchy wiring), and the company that made them was worse, going bankrupt in 1981 in a cloud of scandal. Mr. DeLorean died in 2005 without producing another car, but an estimated 6,500 of his namesakes remain on the road today.
Now, a company is accepting orders for “new” DeLoreans — built mostly from leftover parts — and is pledging to overcome the problems that plagued the original. “We’ve identified most of the issues,'’ Stephen Wynne, the owner of the company, told The Associated Press.
The company plans to produce just two cars a month, by hand, and sell them for $57,500 each, which means that for most of us, the car won’t be escaping the confines of our imaginations any time soon.
Then again, isn’t that where it most naturally belongs?