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DeLorean Going Back to the Future

DeLorean has enough supplies on hand to build approximately 300 vehicles, which will be sold for less than $100,000 each. Continue reading →

Everybody's favorite 1980s-era car is making a limited comeback, flux capacitor not included.

Stephen Wynne, CEO of Humble, Texas-based DeLorean Motor Company, announced plans to produce a low-volume production run of replica 1982 DeLoreans in an exclusive interview with local news station KPRC.

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DeLorean has enough supplies on hand to build approximately 300 vehicles, which Wynne hopes to sell for less than $100,000 each. The vehicles will be manufactured on American soil.

The production run has already received regulatory approval from the federal government, and the first vehicles are expected to finish production in early 2017.

DeLoreans were last produced more than three decades ago. The original run was manufactured in Ireland between model years 1981 and 1983.

After founder John DeLorean was arrested on charges of drug trafficking in 1982, the company went bankrupt and most of its assets were liquidated.

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Wynne later acquired rights to the original DeLorean Motor Company's intellectual property in the 1990s.

In its second iteration, the company has refurbished and serviced original DeLoreans, of which approximately 6,500 remain.

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Do designers dream of electric cars? Sure they do, and nuclear sedans and space-age minivans, too. And they've been doing it for a long, long time. The forthcoming exhibition "Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas" will bring 17 historical concept cars to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, along with conceptual artwork like this illustration by renown futurist designer Syd Mead ("Blade Runner," "Aliens" and "Tron").

The 1936 Stout Scarab, designed by William B. Stout, is considered by historians to be the genesis of the minivan. “The concept cars presented in Dream Cars demonstrate how design can transcend the present and offer new paths and opportunities for the future,” said Sarah Schleuning, exhibition curator.

The 1942

L'Oeuf électrique

was an electric bubble car designed by Paul Arzens for his personal use in Paris during German occupation. The vehicle has never before traveled to the United States for exhibition.

The 1954 Firebird was part of General Motors' series of Motorama auto shows, cutting-edge design events that combined art, science and runway glamor. The Motorama expos ran from 1949 to 1961.

The 1970 Ferrari 512 S Modulo, designed by Paolo Martin, visits Atlanta by way of Turin, Italy. The Modulo features a canopy-style roof that slides back to allow entry into the cabin.

Designer Marcello Gandini's Lancia (Bertone) Stratos HF Zero is only 33 inches high. Most concept cars are never mass-produced, but are designed to push the boundaries of what's technically and stylistically possible.

The 2001 BMW GINA Light Visionary Model features an exterior made entirely of fabric. The body of the car can change shape on demand or according to speed, thanks to a moveable aluminum wire structure.

The original Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Car (2010) comes out of the word-famous Porche Design Studio. This design resulted in a limited edition hybrid "supercar" -- Porsche manufactured 918 units last year. Starting price? $850,000.