More than 30 years since the last DeLorean rolled off the factory line in Ireland, the car known for its gull-wing doors and its role as the time machine in the movie "Back to the Future" is once again slated for production, thanks to one mechanic with a lot of patience.
Pre-order interest has been so overwhelming, DeLorean CEO Stephen Wynne tells CNBC, that the site's submission form has been capping out the company's inbox. Over 3,500 enthusiasts are looking to secure the first 12 DeLoreans planned for 2017.
"People are getting so antsy that they're thinking that they're going to try and sue us to take a deposit on the car," he says.
But for Stephen Wynne, a self-taught English mechanic who emigrated to the U.S. in 1980 just as former GM executive John DeLorean was preparing to launch his eponymous car brand, that wouldn't be the most unexpected thing that's ever happened to him.
Owning DeLorean Motor Company is.