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A 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 “Time Machine” re-creation is being offered at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming Las Vegas auction. The Back to the Future homage was built by Bob’s Prop Shop of Dallas, Texas, 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, Florida.

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 with the sale and this DeLorean’s visor is signed by actor Christopher Lloyd, who played Doc Brown in the movie series.

Photo courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions

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 choose, and the “Flux Capacitor” buzzes over your shoulder and when activated into “time travel” mode will light up bright.

Photo courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions

Another Back to the Future re-creation is available at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction. A custom 1985 Toyota SR5 is the truck Michael J. Fox’s character, Marty McFly, wants in the first movie of the series. It’s powered by a 22RE 2.4-liter engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and features 4-wheel drive.

The sale includes a Hoverboard, a pair of “self-lacing” shoes, a Gray’s Sports Almanac, and two sleeping bags. The winning bidder also gets autographs and pictures with Claudia Wells, aka “Jennifer Parker,” from the Back to the Future movie, as she will be there when the car goes across the block.

A prototype Ford Capri RS3100 is being offered by Car & Classics auctions of the United Kingdom. It was produced at Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Operations facility in South Ockendon in 1972 and Ford used it for studio shots on the single sheet sales brochures and the supplementary handbook. 

The prototype was used by AVO until 1975. It was then registered on a ‘P’ plate with 500 miles on the odometer and is the last RS3100 to get registered. Ford produced 249 RS3100s in 1973.

It was purchased by the consigner from AVO in 1975 for $1,500 and has been with him ever since. The sale includes the original bill of sale from AVO. It was used as a daily driver until 1982, covering 70,700 miles, and then stored on chassis stands until 2022. In 2022 it was restored.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


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