Back to the Future DeLorean built by ex-NASA engineer yours for £65k
AN IDENTICAL replica of the time-travelling car from the blockbuster movie Back to the Future could be yours for £65,000.
The DeLorean DMC 12 was converted by a former NASA engineer and its heatsink is signed by Christopher Lloyd, who played Dr Emmett Brown in the hit franchise.
The remarkable car was imported to the UK in 2014 and current owner Ollie Wilkey, from Bristol, is selling it on eBay.
A DeLorean not adapted for time travel would normally sell for £30,000 – £40,000.
But Ollie reckons his car is well worth the extra. The features include wheels which can invert and transform the car into the “hovering” version seen in the movie.
Other features include a “heat sink” and fog machine attached to the rear vents.
And once the DeLorean reaches 88mph – the speed at which time travel happens in the movie – time-travelling sound effects will burst out of the external speaker system.
The feature can be activated manually to avoid breaking UK laws.
Built using an original 1981 DeLorean DMC 12, the car is said to be in “impeccable” condition and has an MOT until May next year.
Ollie, 28, who owns a property company, said: “I will be sad to see it go as it has been a big part of my life over the last few years and I still love the films but I just don’t have the time to travel around with it anymore and it’s too good to be sat in the garage.”
He wrote in the advert: “The car was built by Bruce Coloumbe in the USA, who builds these cars for a living and is an ex- NASA electrical engineer.
“The build quality is impeccable and meticulous with every prop individually fused and full wiring diagrams and schematics included.
“The car itself spent most of its life in the dry state of Texas before being shipped to Florida for conversion.”
He added: “Everything works on the car as it does in the movies, you can input dates into the time circuits, if you hit 88mph (or kph) time travel mode will activate.
“The car also comes with hover-wheels to give the effect of it flying whilst in static display which I believe is the only one in Europe with this.”
Around 9,000 DeLoreans DMC 12 cars were made in 1981, and there is estimated to be around 6,500 still on the roads today.
The Back to the Future trilogy follows Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car using a “flux capacitor”.