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The DeLorean Motor Company owes a lot to the Back to the Future franchise for its reverred place in pop culture history. While the original DeLorean Motor Company has ceased to exist, a different DeLorean Motor Company is now operating that does everything for the DMC-12, including full restores and offering original factory replacement parts. The new DMC also has a sense of humor, as the Digg.com community learned last night.
Someone noticed that if you typed "flux" into DMC's online store search, the results would come up with a Flux Capacitor (part #18851985 - nice) for $5,995. This led to other Digg members trying out different searches, and it wasn't long before a Hover Conversion was also found (part #19852015) for $12,995. Needless to say, the Digg community went crazy, voted the submission to up over 3,000 diggs, and inundated DMC's website traffic. Some people actually went so far as to the order the fictitious parts, which required them to enter their credit card numbers, and in turn they received an actual order confirmation.

Last night around 11PM EST, however, DMC decided it had had enough fun and took the items out of its inventory. Thankfully, they're good sports and reinserted the items today, this time without prices. So, if you've got a DeLorean, you can now get your flux capacitor and hover conversion, too. Then all you'll need is 1.21 gigawatts!

[Source: Digg]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Jeff banks,
      I agree with you, But John DeLorean could not get a loan anywhere. He asked friends and investors. He wanted 27 million raised in the stock market and the SEC pulled the rug the last minute. Then the FBI went after him. He was found completely innocent but he lost his company. Delorean was always sold out. Yes the car was slow, but his hands were tied. GM was very powerful back then and pulled many strings to make sure he did not succeed. GM and UAW denied him any chance of building the car in america. He opened his factory in Ireland of all places.
      • 7 Years Ago
      autoFan, You do not know anything about the DeLorean, if you believe this trash you are saying. I own a Delorean, and it is a great car, these cars are not heavy as some has stated, only about 2650 lbs. The 2.8 v6 fuel injected engine is great as is, and there are alot of ways to make more power with is engine. I have owned Corvettes,Porsches,and other cars from this era (1980's) and the Delorean is my first pick of them all. True they are not as fast as some of the new cars today,but they CAN be made to be! And do not think I am some BTTF GEEK as you put it, I have owned a lot of very fast cars in my day, and still today. You need to learn what you are talking about before you open your mouth!
      • 8 Years Ago
      To those who know, and work with the cars every day like we do, we appreciate the car for what it is, and don't try to make anything more out of it than that. As a grand tourer, there is nothing of the era that even comes close to being as good of a car. With the ready availability of affordable parts, there is nothing else that will give you as much "bang for the buck".

      Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.


      James Espey

      DeLorean Motor Company
      15023 Eddie Drive
      Humble, Texas 77396 USA
      tel: 800/872-3621
      fax: 281/441-2813
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Delorean was junk. Poor drive train and no roll down windows. Stainless steel is only nice when new. After a few years the car was a PITA.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Got an the DMC website, and found that the hover conversion and flux capacitors are free.

      Now for those of ya'll wanting to go to Humble , the H it's Silent.

      • 8 Years Ago
      I love easter eggs like this!
      • 8 Years Ago
      How come everyone blames the big evil domestics everytime a car goes under?

      The De Lorean sunk because it was a big heavy sports car with a poor-quality and heavy Volvo/Renault engine (released after the gas crisis) mounted in the back. Because the engine was mounted in the rear, it gave it noteably bad handling.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hover conversion should have been the same price as in Back to the Future 2. IIRC: 49999.95
      • 8 Years Ago
      Stainless Steel body
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      your delorean rebate was in little plastic envelopes under the floor mat
      • 8 Years Ago
      Got an the DMC website, and found that the hover conversion and flux capacitors are free.