The DeLorean DMC-12 holds a very special place in the hearts of many an 80s movie fan and retro car enthusiast.
It’s the car Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly used to travel back to the 1950s in Back To The Future and both 2015 and 1885 in the film’s two sequels.
The franchise made the car something of a must-have among movie buffs in the years since, despite some pretty significant limitations.
Chosen because of its striking appearance and gull wing doors, the DeLorean proved to be something of a nightmare for Fox, who was constantly banging his head on the faulty doors during filming and repeatedly bashed his arm during gear changes.
The DMC-12 also repeatedly broke down during filming, causing multiple minor delays as a result. That didn’t prevent the car from becoming hugely popular following the release of the movie, which ended up immortalising this unique automobile experiment.
Now, more than three decades on from the release of the original movie, the DMC-12 is making a comeback with DeLorean CEO Stephen Wynne confirming plans to roll out a revamped version of the car classic in the years to come.
“We’re hoping by the end of this year we’ll convert part of this facility over to an assembly area and we’ll be assembling initially 22 cars a year,” Wynne revealed in an interview with KPRC2.
The DMC-12 was first produced back in 1976, before enjoying a notable renaissance in the wake of Back to the Future.
In the wake of the film’s release, writers Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis even received a letter from John DeLorean following the film’s release.
The letter saw DeLorean thank the pair for cementing the car’s unique place in movie history.
While there’s no word yet on the specifics behind the new version or how much it will cost, it’s likely to prove very, very popular with guys and girls of a certain age.
Flux capacitors are sold separately, of course.
Video: Bill and Ted go Back to the Future in new trailer mash-up