You Built a Time Machine...Out of a DeLorean? The Evolution of Back to the Future's Iconic Car [Infographic]

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Few car models have had such a strange and exciting history as the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car. The Delorean Motor Company had a tumultuous and storied history, with the DMC-12 being the sole vehicle that made it through the assembly line. Today, this iconic car is known less for the machinations that brought about its life and death, and more for its appearance in the three Back to the Future films. Chosen by the filmmakers for its affordability and unique design, the DMC-12 is instantly recognizable as "the Back to the Future car” even by those who have not seen the films. Take a trip with us as we look back (and forward) at the evolution of the DeLorean time machine.



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Which version of the iconic DeLorean time machine is your favorite? If they were to reboot the Back to the Future franchise, what car would you love to see them use?  If you’d like to put on your own version of Back to the Future in your living room, thankfully, we’ve got you covered. is the exclusive seller of the officially licensed 1:1 scale Hoverboard, Back to the Future 2 light up shoes, 2015 Marty McFly hat, and many more exciting Back to the Future gifts.



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Gentry Boeckel

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