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The DeLoren DMC-12 has been dead since 1983, but that doesn’t mean John DeLorean’s dream is over. How could it be, when new cars are still available?


As you may know, the DeLorean Motor Company can be found in Texas today.

That’s down to Steve Wynne moving to the US in 1980 and fixing Peugeots before switching to DMC-12s and ultimately buying up all the remaining stock, drawings and pretty much everything that way left of the Dunmurry factory in 1997 to pursue his dream of keeping those crazy stainless steel cars alive.

Apart from doing full restorations and upgrading old cars with more power and better brakes, Steve and James are also sitting on about a thousand DeLorean doors, which otherwise would be the hardest part to reproduce. With almost all of the rest of the car also on their shelves and using modern tools to complete what’s missing, the next step for the DeLorean Motor Company is to start making cars again.

Think of the last 32 years as one very, very long Irish tea break.

What when those bits run out and they can’t build more DMCs? DeLorean sedans for all!


Using Tesla’s drive system of course. It would work!

Photo credit: DeLorean Motor Company


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