Time-capsule cars are their own, interesting little sub-genre of the collector car world. Unlike barn finds, which are generally just forgotten and left to time, there's a sense of deliberateness to time capsules that makes them even more exciting.

One of the most interesting recent time-capsule cases we've heard of has been well recapped by AutoWeek. Ironic as it may be, the time-capsule car in question is none other than the DeLorean DMC-12, the iconic star of the Back To The Future series. This particular example had just 308 miles on the ticker when it was brought in to Mike Vietro, a San Francisco Corvette dealer.

Vietro's experience with the car and it's owner makes for an interesting read. Hop over to AutoWeek and have a look.


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      MechE
      • 8 Months Ago
      Everyone knows the best way to capsule a delorean is by stashing it in a cave with a bear next to a cemetery in the the dessert. Eh?
      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago
      That is one dusty DMC-12.
      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago
      That is one dusty DMC-12.
      BG
      • 8 Months Ago
      I recall that the same (or very similar) Peugeot-Renault-Volvo 2.8-liter V6 was used in several models of Volvo. It was troublesome, unlike their fabulous straight 6 from the older 164 model.
      W. Gregory
      • 8 Months Ago
      Great find...and fortunately in this case (unlike other "Time Capsule ' cars, like the recently uncovered '69 GT500), the best part of a DMC-12 is looking it. As soon as you drive one, you get sad and depressed.
      MechE
      • 8 Months Ago
      Everyone knows the best way to capsule a delorean is by stashing it in a cave with a bear next to a cemetery in the the dessert. Eh?
      Josephine Rigatoni
      • 8 Months Ago
      That front end sits higher than any 4 wheel drive pickup sold today.
      Travis C. Vasconcelo
      • 8 Months Ago
      What a wonderful find! I bet that would be a fun toy to have. Too bad the story ends like it does, it'd be great to see someone end up with gem this for their collection. The 80's are back!
      Josephine Rigatoni
      • 8 Months Ago
      That front end sits higher than any 4 wheel drive pickup sold today.
      KnightmareCS
      • 8 Months Ago
      So no pics of the dusted off car which changed the owner's mind? Boo.
      Josephine Rigatoni
      • 8 Months Ago
      That front end sits higher than any 4 wheel drive pickup sold today.