The DeLorean Motor Company
When you think of a fast and unique cars of the 80s, you may immediately think of the DeLorean, which was made by the DeLorean Motor Company. Though these cars were not mass-produced, the DeLorean made its way into the hearts of car enthusiast everywhere. The car rose to popularity with the movie Back to the Future, where Dr. Emmett Brown transformed his DeLorean into a time travel machine.
The DeLorean Motor Company, more commonly known as the DMC, started production of this popular car in 1975. It is estimated that the company only produced about 9,000 of these futuristic sports cars before going bankrupt in 1982. The car was popular, mainly because it was not mainstream and featured a stainless steel body and gull-winged doors that opened on the sides.
When the DeLorean Motor Company first introduced this new car, not everyone warmed up to the idea of the car. For one, the car was generally considered underpowered and was thought to be incredibly impractical. However, there were many who were on the waiting list to get such a car. In fact, even though the car was very expensive, a cool $25,000, that did not dampen many from wanting the car. The most popular feature of this car was the stainless steel body. This made it resistant to rust and hard to paint, thus all of these cars looked exactly alike. The DeLorean Motor Company certainly tried to test paint options, in addition to offering customization such as interior color and pin stripping.
While the DeLorean was only produced a few years, there are still many of these cars available on the market. It is difficult to find one that is in mint condition, however if you do, you can expect to spend at least $200,000 for such a car. These cars are popular among car hobbyist and collectors.