This is what happens when you don't get those 1.21 Jigowatts of power flowing cleanly. One unfortunate
owner recently had a bit of a meltdown, but we don't think Doc Brown was anywhere in the immediate vicinity. An instant classic after its appearance in the "
Back To The Future
" movies, the Delorean was one of those "could have been" cars that captured a lot of people's imaginations. Among them is director Robert Zemeckis, who cast the Irish-built, French-powered, stainless-steel wonder in his films. The gullwing doors, naked stainless body and overall rakish shape promised so much more than the
V6 delivered, but the car still had quite a following.
The DeLorean still does have a following, as a matter of fact. Some people even use them as their daily drivers. This particular example was found near a pawn shop, and photographed for posterity. We see no evidence of a Flux Capacitor, so we can only guess that those modifications burned away during this sample's untimely demise. With nearly 130 years of wear and tear on it, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that it might have had a few mechanical issues. It did manage to succeed in traveling from 1985 to 1955 and back again, with stops in 2015 and 1885 along the way, after all.
Thanks for the tip, aL!