1,000 DeLorean car doors lying untouched in US factory

Cars Crazy

Cars Crazy

2015-10-08 10:47:56

Around 1,000 DeLorean car doors that come from the factory in Belfast which originally produced the now iconic cars are sitting untouched in a US warehouse, it has emerged.

The DeLorean car, with its gull wing door design, was made famous after it was used as the time machine in the 1985 film Back to the Future.

The film was released two years after the original manufacturing firm in Northern Ireland collapsed following founder John DeLorean's arrest for drug trafficking and after the US car market suffered its biggest slump since the 1930s-leaving only a few original DeLorean's in existence.

The DMC motor company in Texas, which has no connection to the original firm, now owns all the original doors and parts from the Belfast factory and has said that around 500 new cars could be made using the doors.  Watch this space! 

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