• May 25, 2006

A solid argument could be made for retrofuturism as one of automotive design's defining themes over the past few years... witness offerings like the Chrysler PT Cruiser, Volkswagen New Beetle, MINI Cooper, and more recently, the Chevrolet HHR and Toyota FJ. So could there be a better time to go Back To The Future? That's the question a cadre of Bonita Springs, Florida DeLorean enthusiasts are asking, and apparently they have their answer: a two month wait list.

Eighteen months ago, Naples resident Tony Ierardi opened up a DeLorean remanufacturing operation with the help of Texan Stephen Wynne, who had purchased the rights to the DeLorean name and logo, along with the factory's leftover parts. 

The company is now capable of building a "new" be-winged coupes for $42,500-and of course, they're happy to remedy the factory-correct DeLorean's rather sluggish performance for a few dollars more. Ierardi and company are doing so well at the moment that they've already got a wait of upwards of 60 days for their versions of John Z's stainless-steel wonder.

[Sources: News-Press; delorean-dmc12.co.uk]

 



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      • 8 Years Ago
      No no no, only the Flux Capacitor is powered by the nuclear reactor (or Mr. Fusion). The car itself is still powered by plain old gasoline.

      Although with all the hybrid technology these days, I wonder...
      Kevin
      • 8 Years Ago
      What many dont realize, is that John Z. Delorean had so many inventions, so many patents, that there isnt ONE CAR on the road today without atleast one of these patents.
      • 8 Years Ago
      All of these "Back to the Future" jokes and no reminders of the DeLoreans unofficial slogan: It goes anywhere there's a white line.
      george
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey once they put in the hover conversion kit I'm in!
      Roads? We don't need any roads where we're going.
      mike purvis
      • 8 Years Ago
      i have seen several paintd. the stainless is about as hard to keep looking good as the old volvo engine is to keep running. it was a novelty car like the air cooled corvair.
      305Nole
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have always loved these cars, and yes I'm a huge Back To The Future fan.....I saw a DeLorean on the FSU campus a few times before I graduated...and it was still a head turner.. If I could fit in one then it would definitly be on my list of cars to own..
      • 8 Years Ago
      Quit dissing the DMC-12. John had hands in several great cars: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_De_Lorean
      ...and let's not forget about the DMC-12's designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro. Check out all the rides he had a part in:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giorgetto_Giugiaro
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not another BTTF sequel...
      fanny
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is the new one going to have the silver spoon in the trunk?
      Mike
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think I can see a Bricklin around the corner!
      • 8 Years Ago
      As long as it goes faster than 88 MPH I'll be happy. Will the new models be flight capable like in BTTF 2.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #4 DeLorean's are just...cool. Yea they were slow as piss but damn they are sweet to look at.

      I wouldnt mind dropping the Ford GT engine into this baby. Yea right. It would be nice with any modern V-6. The Nissan six cylinder would be great...

      Damn, I want one now...
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