There can be few other cars with a more tangled and strange story to tell than the DeLorean DMC-12. The brain child of John Zachary DeLorean the DMC-12 is famous for its gull wing doors, stainless steel finish and staring role in the Back to the Future movies. But there is more to this story than gimmicky doors and time travel. Built for just two years from 1981 to 1983, only 9000 of the cars were completed before the company collapsed amidst a blizzard of scandal, corruption and the arrest of DeLorean on accusations of funding a massive cocaine deal. But it could all have been so different. John DeLorean was an automotive hot shot, rising through the ranks of corporate America, destined for the very top when he decided to risk it all and launch his own personal dream car. A car he wanted to create for the masses with cutting edge safety and environmental features. A car that would change the way we drove. A car that, DeLorean hoped, would look like a spaceship and drive like a super car. Now it's down to Phil Glenister and internationally renowned car designer Ant Anstead to find, rescue and restore a DeLorean back to its former glory. While Ant strips down and rebuilds our DeLorean, including tackling its monster clutch and stainless steel body, Phil travels from Belfast to Los Angeles to untangle the story of the DMC-12.