DeLorean decided to build the car in Northern Ireland, where unemployment was high and the government offered manufacturing incentives. Delays hit and production didn’t begin until 1981. Lack of consumer interest, costly production, and unfavorable exchange rates drove the company to bankruptcy.Feb 16, 2010
But what you might not know is that a gold-plated DeLorean existed as well, and it was an even bigger failure. Only 8,583 DMC-12 models were built from 1981 to 1983, yet only five of them were plated in 24k gold. But what's the story behind those special-edition DeLorean DMC-12s?Aug 28, 2020
When asked by Marty as to why he chose a DeLorean, Doc explains that if he was to build a time machine, he needed to “do it with style.” Moreover, he also mentions that the DeLorean's stainless steel construction facilitates temporal displacement, hence making time travel in the Back To The Future movies possible.Oct 18, 2020
The DeLorean DMC-12 time machine, made famous by the 1985 blockbuster, Back to the Future went on public display at the Petersen Automotive Museum on April 22, 2016. The stainless steel time machine will be on permanent loan to the Petersen courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.
As we've reported in the past, these new DMC-12s will likely receive a modern engine making 300 to 350 horsepower, along with an upgraded interior with modern tech. It should cost around $100,000. Espey told Hagerty the company will likely produce one to two cars a week.Jan 23, 2020
DeLorean wanted to sell the car for $12,000, which is why it is also known as the DMC-12. But when it launched in 1981, the car retailed for $25,000 -- around $70,000 in today's money -- and the price was raised to $29,825 in 1982 and $34,000 in 1983.May 15, 2019
three Universal Studios special effects department built three main DeLorean time machines for the movie Back to the Future. The film's producers characterized the DeLoreans with three names: the A car, B car, and C car. The "A" car, also known as the Hero car, was the most detailed and utilized vehicle during production.
Stephen Wynne DMC Texas, as they are known, has an additional two authorized dealers in Orlando, Florida; Crystal Lake, Illinois; and a company-owned location in Huntington Beach, California. DeLorean Motor Company (Texas)
|The DMC logo|
|Type||Privately held company|
|Headquarters||Humble, Texas, U.S.|
|Key people||Stephen Wynne (President)|
A DeLorean can reach at least 150 mph, but White said his vehicle “was perfectly happy” doing 88 mph. Although the original John DeLorean sports car does not have all the bells and whistles added by Doc Brown in the hit film, White's DeLorean did come with a faux flux capacitor installed by a previous owner.May 30, 2017