DeLorean returns to production

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  1. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    They're only planning to build ~20 cars a year, and the price will probably be high.

    Hey, they're still making Morgans, so why not?

    I love automotive anachronisms, but hate "kit cars" or repros...does this count as a "real" DeLorean? Does anyone care? :rolleyes::D

    Which 1980s car would you like to see return to production?
     
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    I loved this car when I was a nipper back in the 80s...

    kitt_front.jpg

    ...I don't know if ejector seats and turbo boost would come as standard, though. ;)
     
  4. iGav macrumors G3

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    That's a good question.

    As far as I'm aware they own the rights to the De Lorean name, and the original drawings... so yes. They'd qualify as a real De Lorean.

    Ford RS200.
     
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  9. iGav macrumors G3

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    That's the '70's fella. ;)
     
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    The original Mini Cooper. :D Which admittedly was the 60's

    But they still made them in the 80s. ;)
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay. I thought they were still made in the eighties. :eek:
     
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  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    interesting. but at the price of production i don't see that many will be sold. it seems that it'll end up being quite a niche market. but kudos to them for their work.
     
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    I thought the same. Still a sweet ride I'd like to see make a comeback. Lamborghini has been lacking in some style since...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamborghini_Countach
     
  16. johnee macrumors 6502a

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    it was the 80s, there was a lot of coke to buy.
     
  17. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Mini Coopers and the Jaguar XJ from the 80's are cool.

    I saw a Delorean in Ireland. I was amazed.
     
  18. iGav macrumors G3

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    That's when they ruined them with those body kits. *shudders*
     
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    total rebuild starts at $45k unless i'm reading that wrong.
     
  20. overcast macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, it was ALWAYS a niche market. They will sell PLENTY.
     
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  22. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Please Use Modern Parts!

    Keep the styling the same, but please use modern parts were possible.

    And employ people who actually know what there doing to build the thing.

    The workers of Belfast may be able to knock out liners and battleships in there sleep, but when the Thatcher government and De lorean asked them to build sports cars............:rolleyes:
     
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    Well, I hope they don't go the route that Altman Enterprises did when they reissued the Studebaker Avanti as the Avanti II. By the time the last revisions were made to update the design of the car, it looked horrid.
     
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    With the exception of the gull wing doors and the cool stainless steel unpainted bodywork the De Lorean is quite under powered and not that good a drive.

    Anyway, I've often wondered why no company has made an affordable sports car car with gull wing doors since, probably the easiest way for a new car to stand out in the crowd.
     
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    I sincerely hope you're joking because the failure of DeLorean had nothing to do with Belfast's ability to build the cars, I think there are quite a few reasons it failed *cough* John De Lorean *cough*, but none of them have anything to do with Belfast. What happened would have happened if the car was built in England, or anywhere for that matter.
     

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