• Feb 27, 2012
Back to the Future Delorean DMC-12 A Car restoredWe've seen plenty of Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12 replicas pass through the halls of the internet. In that time, we've always assumed the original movie car was tucked away safely in a museum somewhere. As it turns out, that wasn't the case. Of all the vehicles created for the three films, the most detailed hero car, otherwise known as the A Car, was left on display outside. The ensuing years of suffering in the elements weren't kind to the DMC-12, and Bob Gale, co-writer for the BTTF saga, is now working to have the vehicle completely restored to its original condition.

Joe Walser, J Ryan and Terry Matalas are currently working to get the car back to its former glory, but the project needs help. The craftsmen may not need roads where they're going, but they do need anyone with photos of the original A Car or parts from any of the movie DeLorean models to reach out via TimeMachineRestoration@gmail.com or the restoration's Facebook page. Very cool.


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      DonMega
      • 2 Years Ago
      Once they restore it... Marty and the Doc should go back in time to make sure Elmo's parents don't conceive
      AMG THIS
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Deloreon people will be happy to hear this news. Its no secret that thing has been sitting outside for years just rotting away. I don't think it was the one beside the ride though, the A car was in a fenced in lot last I had heard.
      ICantDrive88
      • 2 Years Ago
      When I was at Universal in 1997, this one was just sitting outside next to the BTTF ride and the train from the third one... Just sitting there! WTF! How hard would it have been to put it inside the theater!
      William Martin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why don't they just take it up to 88 mph, go back in time and photograph it. Then when they return, they will have photo documentation for the restoration.
      ss1591
      • 2 Years Ago
      The 3 movies made half a billion dollars if they want to fix their car do it with their own money! If people have money to waste give it to children's hospital not to a movie car, what a bunch of crap to ask!
        Dean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ss1591
        Just because people have money, doesn't mean that they have to do something that you deem to be 'good' with it. To you, it's a waste to ask help restoring a car, to other people, it's giving life back to a car that was in a great movie series that many of us no doubt enjoyed. As callous as this sounds, just because some of us are doing well, doesn't mean we are obligated to help those less fortunate. Some of us out there work hard to earn what we have, therefore, are entitled to do whatever the hell we wish, from lavish trips, to expensive restaurants, to cars, homes, motorcycles, etc. The point is, the money is that of the person who earned it, and they should do what they wish without someone coming along telling them how it should be spent.
        Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ss1591
        Hahahahahah that's funny man!! What's the other cliché? OH yes instead of using the money for this, they should use it to fix potholes and libraries and keep police and fire departments at full capacity!! Get a grip man!!
        Dark Gnat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ss1591
        Reading Comprehension Fail. They are not asking for money, but for photos and or parts of the original car.
          ss1591
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dark Gnat
          This is the short story. They have been asking for donations for the cost of restoring it and finding a permanent home. They have made no mention that they will auction it off to a cause or should they. The last thing in the world I am going to give to is a car from a movie that was left out in the studio lot to decay. I must have struck a nerve with the reply's to my post because for some reason it is wrong to say that asking others to support restoring a movie car is just wrong when the people who made the film grossed half a billion dollars from it. Its funny that people get offended by me saying that giving to a children's hospital is more important then restoring a car from a movie but in today's callous society most people give very little to others because they think their taxes are doing it all. The post I like best is from Dean and his stance that once you earn your money your not obligated to help others, that is a great attitude that we should all be proud of. I have done very well so far in my life because of a number of reasons not all my own and giving to others is now a much better feeling then spending it all on things that are just for myself. I do have plenty of toys and more cars then I need but America was build on taking care of those less fortunate and in need.
          Dark Gnat
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dark Gnat
          The "this movie made loads of money so why aren't they donating it to charity" argument is beside the point. This car is a piece of motion picture history, and has artistic merit. There is no guarantee that these people don't donate to charities or help others in different ways. It's not like they are a couple of idiots destroying a 300,000 car and then trying to auction off the scraps in hopes of getting 1/3 of the original price (good luck with that). Also, writers are not the best paid individuals in Hollywood by a long shot. They are doing this because they are passionate about it. To them, they are not throwing money away. To them, they are doing something worthhile.
        ShutoSteve
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ss1591
        While I agree that certain money could be better spent on more lucrative ventures, who's to say that the folks offering to restore this don't have spares, pieces, or refurbishing equipment lying around? Maybe they will sell the end product with all endorsements going to a Parkinsons Charity? It's too early to judge, but if you feel you are smart enough to foresee the future, then go right ahead. But chances are... You're wrong.
          chris
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ShutoSteve
          He can foresee the future because he's travelled to the future, thanks to a certain DeLorean.
      Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe they could raise funding for the project by selling cocaine...
        Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bob
        This article is about Back to the Future not John DeLorean and/or its company!! Terrible joke man, I can hear the crickets. If they ever want to replace Carson Daily at the late, late, late, late, late everyone's asleep show, you'd be a good fit !!
        ICantDrive88
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bob
        Yeah, and entrap them while your at it! Dick, John Z was just trying to desperately save his company. Oh how I wish it had been saved for a follow up!
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      while i think that ss591 is kinda right...I would need to know intentions for end result before we give to this project. But condemning them for putting money towards this project is ridiculous...i buy silly things sometimes, and it's because they are silly, or i make a stupid decision...but last i checked being silly and/or stupid wasn't illegal. We all have a right to an opinion, but that alone doesn't make the opinion valid. So, I am not going to give money to this project...because it seems like giving a bar a donation for a new ice machine...they will make money off it, but i won't, so i spent my money so an establishment can sell me stuff more effectively. I won't do that unless I'm getting a cut. You can, go ahead. That aside, loved the movies, cool car.
      stevenh
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wonder where they are going to find a Flux Capacitor, I think that AutoZone is back ordered on those parts
      Mr E
      • 2 Years Ago
      Heavy
      Randy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone with photos? Umm, hey, I got an idea. Buy the movie! LOL
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