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Get in, Marty! The DeLorean is going back into production

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DeLorean Motor Company is going back the past, and putting the iconic car from Back to the Future into production again.

The plan is to produce 300 replicas of the 1982 model, something made possible by a new law that allows small companies to make a limited number of recreations of cars 25 years or older without facing the same regulations as larger manufacturers of new automobiles.

But all that Back to the Future fans really care about is that it means they can play Doc and Marty in the parking lot of their local mall.

Of course, it’ll cost you — somewhere in the neighborhood of $100,000 when the replicas go on sale next year (it’s actually cheaper to find a refurbished original, which run anywhere from $45,000 to $55,000).

This company isn’t the original DeLorean, founded in 1975 by John DeLorean, only to famously go bankrupt seven years later. USA Today notes that this DeLorean Motor Company was formed in 1985 by mechanic Stephen Wynne to restore the classic cars.

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