Back To The Future's Actual Delorean Is Restored And On Display

We, as a film community, have an unhealthy obsession with Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future. We dream of riding toy replicas of the movie’s trademark hoverboards. We celebrate anniversaries of dates that Doc Brown punched into his dashboard keyboard (even if they end up being an Internet hoax). And we’re hell-bent on creating a time-traveling Delorean … you know, because that worked out so well for Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox).

Our friends at GiantFreakinRobot linked to a video celebrating the recreation of the original, screen-used Delorean time machine used in the Back to the Future movies. This is a museum-quality restoration of a famous movie prop, and it’s now available for you to see in person. But first, the video:

“If you’re going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?” Christopher Lloyd asks in Robert Zemeckis’ original Back to the Future film, which sent young McFly back to 1955 where he had to unite – or reunite, in this case – his teenaged mother and father. It’s a modern classic, which spawned two entertaining sequels. And film geeks have obsessed over every little detail of the BTTF trilogy ever since.

The car will be part of a display that is featured at the NBC Universal Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood in Southern California. It’s a great opportunity to interact with a piece of movie-making history, though there’s no chance this baby’s getting up to 88 miles per hour, no matter how effective the restoration manages to be. Can you see yourself planning a vacation around a visit to a Delorean? Bring a Sports Almanac with you, just in case the car works.

Sean O'Connell
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.