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Some serious things to consider, since "returning to production" isn't really a true statement.
They're not really, "returning to production" but rather they are building cars out of existing parts. So they're not really technically returning to production since they are not producing new cars out of new parts, but rather they're making "new" cars out of old parts.
Not that they could even produce new parts anyway. When Delorean closed in northern Ireland they were taken under receivership by the British government, since the nation of Great Britain was essentially the majority owner due to all the subsides and state-sponsored financing they gave John Delorean to build his factory. British parliament then proceeded to liquidate the company. All of the stamping dies used to produce the body parts were sold as scrap metal, where they later were turned into fishing net anchors, put on a boat, and dropped into the Atlantic ocean. So unless these guys either have the shear piles of money it will take to re-engineer new stamping dies -- or if they some how have a legitimate plan to pay salvagers to troll off the north coast of Ireland for hunks of metal the size of small trucks that have been under the sea for 35 years -- then they will never be able to produce new parts.
When Delorean went under, all of the warehoused parts already created up to that point were sold several times, where they ended up in Denmark, then the Netherlands, then New Jersey, then ultimately they ended up in Texas. Around this time a guy in Texas bought the parts, and he also acquired all of the intellectual property rights for Delorean off of John Delorean's estate and from John's wife, who was still alive (and vehemently against all of what he planned to do). That was around 2007. He started a business refurbishing Deloreans that were already in the U.S. and he did have a plan to produce whole cars from the parts, but then the financial crisis hit and all the money dried up and that plan fell through.
Now basically the same thing is happening. All the loose money in the financial markets right now means that this hairbrained scheme is feasible again. So what will you get if you buy one?
You will get a Delorean that has been entirely custom re-manufactured from the 35 year old parts that were produced before the production lines closed down in '83. Even though your car is "brand new", for legal purposes it will be a model year 1983 car, and that is what will be on the title. So it's not even legally considered to be a "new" car, but a re-manufactured car instead.
It's important to remember: there is a reason that Delorean went out of business. These cars as they were stock are pieces of crap. They're massively underpowered, slow to accelerate, handle like an oil tanker, and their engine cooling subsystems are not designed correctly, so you're gonna overheat a lot.
Basically this is an opportunity for collector car enthusiats, as a very popular car to collect is going to temporarily have some new inventory introduced into the market, which will probably temporarily drive down prices of Deloreans in the collectors market, but once production ceases (which I doubt would go on for any longer than a year -- next financial crisis and this plan will get shelved again), then the values of collector-grade Deloreans will probably rise again. So if you're a collector and you've always had an empty spot in your barn for a Delorean, then now might be your best buy opportunity in a decade.
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