Now you can drive AND time travel...at the same time!
If you didn't get everything you wanted for Christmas this year, and If you ever wanted to feel like Marty McFly, then this is your lucky day! The folks over at Collider stumbled upon a pretty sweet replica of the 1981 DeLorean for sale on Ebay. That's right, for a mere $89,000.00 dollars this little piece of pop-culture can be yours. Equipped with all the gadgets and buttons you could only dream the original DeLorean to have, this car/time machine would make a great edition to anyone's collection! The seller insists that the replica car is better than the original which is "just rotting away in the Universal Studios back lot, being picked apart and neglected for the last 25 years." The car itself, looks to be in peak condition based on the description and images provided by the seller, down to the "OUTATIME" 1986 registered California license plate. Oh, and yes, you can drive it. Check out the description below.
Offered for sale:
1981 Delorean DMC-12 expertly modified to look exactly like the vehicle featured in the film “Back to the Future.” This incredibly accurate replica of the Delorean Time Machine was painstakingly built by Gary Weaver, owner of www.bttfparts.com, over the course of 2 years, from 2006-2008. This is the only car Gary has ever built on commission, and, other than his own personal car, is the only one he has finished to his complete satisfaction.
The Delorean Time Machine is without a doubt the most difficult movie vehicle to accurately recreate, and as a result most people begin to cut corners right off the bat, and say “close enough.” Building one requires a combination of custom fabrication and a myriad of surplus aircraft and electronics parts. You can spend months just searching for a specific part, and that’s after you just spent months figuring our what the part was in the first place. Anyone can throw together a car with some of the key pieces, but to someone with a real attention to detail, this is the car that just looks “right.”
• Built on a beautiful, super-clean, stock 1981 5-speed manual transmission DMC-12 with over $16,000 of mechanical work and upgrades performed at DMC California in September of 2008. Approx. 78K miles on vehicle.
• Programmable time circuits which function just like those in the film.
• Functioning digital speedometer on the dashboard (reads actual vehicle speed).
• Main Time Circuit switch functions just like in the film, with all sound effects.
• All interior indicators and switches light up, just like in the film,
• Sound effects for door openings.
• Includes “Plutonium rods,” which can be loaded in to the “reactor” on the rear of car, just like in the film.
• Exterior flux band lighting
• Custom “95 MPH” in-dash speedometer like the one mocked up for the film. The stock Delorean speedometer only goes up to 85MPH.
• Screen-accurate “OUTATIME” metal-stamped license plate with 1986 registration tag.
• Eagle Goodyear GT tires, as seen in the film (not pictured).
What do you guys think? Would you spend that much on a replica DeLorean? Have you watched the 'Back to the Future' films? Did you ever read the comics?