Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd is going hunting for DeLoreans in the new series Expedition: Back to the Future.
The series will see Lloyd team up with Expedition Unknown host Josh Gates for a mission to track down existing versions of the DeLorean DMC-12, the unique 1980s car model that served as the iconic time machine for the Back to the Future trilogy.
The DMC DeLorean used in Back to the Future was the only automobile produced by John DeLorean’s company, Delorean Motor Company (DMC). It was designed by legendary Italian automobile designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, for one of the briefest windows of production (1981 to 1983), with there only being approximately 9,000 DeLoreans produced before DMC filed for bankruptcy in December of 1982. While the car was stunningly distinct with its futuristic sci-fi design (most notably the gull-wing doors that opened upwards instead of outwards), DeLoreans became infamous for their bad builds and poor driving experience.
Thanks to Back to the Future, the DeLorean has achieved major cult status as a collector’s item. Current estimations are that there are about 6,000+ models of the car still operating on the road. That’s plenty of “treasure” for Expedition: Back to the Future to potentially discover.
Expedition: Back to the Future will stream as a four-part series on Discovery+, starting on March 15th.