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    DeLoreans to go back into production.

    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?






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    yeah, saw an article on this on pistonheads this morning.

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    Interesting, lets hope they screw them together better than the originals and with an updated powerplant.

    Will they be offering the BTTF hyper performance engine upgrade same as they did first time round?



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    Quote Originally Posted by montyfox View Post
    Interesting, lets hope they screw them together better than the originals and with an updated powerplant.

    Will they be offering the BTTF hyper performance engine upgrade same as they did first time round?


    give me one of them
    an a few days latter i would win every thing lottery for a few weeks


    I used to see one of them cars near my mum an dads house some old just used to polish it every sunday
    when he used to go out you could see the bug marks on the car splat

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    why would you win the lottery type stuff for a few weeks later... go back in time a bit further and you can win lotteries, invest in companies and be rich from the day u were born

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    No car with the engine hanging out the back ever handled very well, particularly a cast iron V6 - even the Porsche 911, with an alloy flat six, could catch the unwary out.
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    Car comes with the same Peugeot/Renault 2.8 V6, but you can have the 197bhp option pack fitted.

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    Love these motors,I got a walk around the old de lorean test track in Dunmurry, oh what could have been!
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