“Great Scott!” We just found some amazing Back to the Future cars and memorabilia that have been put up for auction, and we’re sure fans of the trilogy will fall head over heels for these.
Of course, headlining the list is the ever-popular DeLorean DMC-12. But that’s not all there is to it—there’s also a 1985 Toyota SR5 pickup listed on the online auction platform Bring a Trailer. In case you forgot, that’s the same truck Marty McFly got at the end of the first film. Sale of either package includes some movie memorabilia as well. Anyway, let’s take a closer look at these, shall we?
First off, the DeLorean. This one’s a pristine 1981 model that has less than 7,000km on the odo. It was restored by The DeLorean Company itself when the selling dealer reacquired the vehicle from the original owner 25 years after the initial purchase. The whole exterior—from the stainless steel body to the bumper covers—was completely refinished to remove all dents and scratches. Inside, the car is bone-stock, and the only part replaced was the shift boot.
The rear-engined DeLorean still packs the stock 2.8-liter V6 mated to a five-speed manual transmission, but some parts like the compressor, rack-and-pinion assembly, and shocks have already been replaced. The brakes were overhauled for repairs, too. The entire package includes the proper documentation, factory invoices and service history included. As of this writing, the bid for this one is at $32,000 (more than P1.6 million).
Now, onto the Hilux. At first glance, you’d mistake it for just your ordinary old-school truck. But if you look at it side-by-side as McFly’s actual truck, the two look exactly alike. The tubular bumpers, roll bar, auxiliary lamps, and aftermarket wheels are spot on. There are a few modifications inside, though, such as the new head unit and the in-cabin subwoofers installed behind the seats.
Under its hood is a 2.4-liter 22RE in-line-four engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and part-time 4WD is available. Unlike the DeLorean, this Toyota has a lot of kilometers on it already—nearing 209,000km, to be exact. As for its price tag, the current bid for this one is at a lower $30,000 (above P1.5 million), which is expected when compared to the DMC-12.
Granted, that’s still a hefty amount, but we reckon this truck will be a much more reasonable purchase than the DeLorean. You can actually use the truck for hauling stuff, and we assume it’ll be much easier and more fun to drive. The DeLorean does have a bad reputation for poor build quality, after all.
If you had to pick to pick between the two, which would you get? The truck or the time machine? Check out more photos of the two vehicles below, and tell us what you think in the comments.