For Sale at Auction: 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Vehicle Description

This 1981 DeLorean has been meticulously transformed into an accurate re-creation of the "Mr. Fusion Time Machine" as portrayed in the blockbuster movie franchise "Back to the Future." Built by Bob's Prop Shop in Dallas, TX, which has built more than 40 of these re-creations for museums and theme parks around the world, including the car seen on display at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. Bob is a verified vendor of NBC-Universal and has been endorsed by Bob Gale, co-writer, producer and the creator of the Back to the Future films, and Kevin Pike who built the original cars for the movie. Endorsement letters from Bob and Kevin are included. Additionally, the sun visor has been signed by Christopher Lloyd, the actor who played "Doc Brown." Great lengths were spent achieving a correct representation of the movie car resulting in a museum-quality replica. For example, it has all-metal aluminum construction for the rear vents, external mesh rails and other parts. The "Mr. Fusion" opens like in the film. Exact replicas of various detailed parts, permanently mounted to the car were made using the actual movie A-car as a reference. Inside the cockpit, fully functional "Time Circuits" can be programmed with any dates/times you like. Real working "Plutonium Gauges" needles move and make sounds, exactly as in the film. The "Upper Console" is mounted to the ceiling, along with many other details in the car that are exacting replicas of the parts seen in the film. A GPS speedometer displays your speed. The iconic "Flux Capacitor" buzzes over your shoulder and when activated into "time travel" mode will light up bright. To activate the dates to change the time circuits, deplete the plutonium gauges to zero and trigger the "EMPTY" alarm. It is complete with all the actions and sounds as it happened in the films. This can be initiated by a demo mode, manually, or by driving the car at 88 miles per hour, the GPS will trigger the "Time Machine Sequence" in real-time at this speed. The external "Flux Bands" use a new type of LED technology that looks like genuine neon, bright white, just like in the films. The "Flux Boxes" (mounted to each fender and on top of the car) were sourced from the original molds used to make the ones found on the movie car, seen on display at the Peterson Museum in L.A. There are numerous interactive special effects. A custom sound system plays authentic sound effects from the movie such as when the doors are opened and when the "Time Event" occurs. You can even play the Back to the Future soundtrack via a remote key fob on demand. The fog machine that blows thick smoke out the back vents is both remote and timer controlled. The electronics of the DeLorean car remain completely stock, except for the relocation of the original fuse box to behind the passenger seat bulkhead for easy access. The "Time Machine" electronics have their own, separate fuse block, wired to a large 200A Lithium Iron Phosphate battery system located in the front trunk. This is charged by a Xantrex Freedom 2000W inverter/charger system allowing the car to be plugged into the wall for permanent display if desired. A hidden controller operates and monitors the power systems. This battery system will operate all the props, radio, fog machine and lights for many hours without using the car's battery. The starting point for this "Time Machine" was a California car powered by a mid-mounted 2.85-liter V6 fuel-injected engine paired to a 5-speed manual transaxle. The fuel injection system has been rebuilt as well as the brakes and air conditioning systems refurbished. The interior has new gray leather seats and a headliner. It also has power windows and power locks, and a custom Autosound Bluetooth stereo system to stream music or make phone calls. Copies of the endorsement letters, a certificate of authenticity and various replica prop decorations are included. Bob will spend time with the buyer to explain the functions of the car.

Vehicle Details

  • 1981 Delorean DMC-12
  • Listing ID: CC-1601436
  • Price: Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Year:1981
  • Make:DeLorean
  • Model:DMC-12
  • Exterior Color:SILVER
  • Interior Color:GRAY
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:142171
  • VIN:SCEDT26T8BD004482
Listed By:
Barrett-Jackson
Las Vegas Convention Center - West Hall
3150 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

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