Feeds

Back to the Future DeLorean to go under the hammer

Bid for the famous time machine

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Doc Brown may have used his tool kit on the car many a time, but the DeLorean from Back to the Future is now going under a different kind of hammer. The time-travelling vehicle is up for auction later this year, wealthy fans of the film series will be excited to know.

While seven cars were used over the course of the trilogy, only three remain. Which makes this one, a model used in Back to the Future III, all the more special.

DeLorean from Back to the Future 3

Since it returned from the Wild West of 1885, the DeLorean sat in the San Diego Air & Space museum and later passed into private hands. Now, antiques dealership Profiles in History is presenting the car, along with heaps of other BTTF items in a museum-like experience at Comic-Con 2011.

Fans will be given the chance to be photographed in the famous time machine for $20 each, in order to raise money for Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's Disease charity.

The big boost of funds will come later in the year when the car is put up for auction, with bids expected to reach six figure sums.

Other items up for grabs include the Tales from Space comic, Clock Tower cables, Gray's Almanac and a set of all five types of hoverboards. Now, that's what I'm talking about.

Last month, dozens of fans got their hands - and feet - on a pair of the futuristic Nike sneakers from Back to the Future II. While that auction came and went pretty quickly, this one doesn't land until December, so there's plenty of time to get saving. Who needs Christmas presents when you can have a time machine? ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer
And, um, don't sleep with other men. If that's what worries you
Voyager 1 now EIGHTEEN LIGHT HOURS from home
Almost 20 BEEELION kilometres from Sol
HUGE SHARK as big as a WWII SUBMARINE died out, allowing whales to exist
Who'd win a fight: Megalodon or a German battleship?
Jim Beam me up, Scotty! WHISKY from SPAAACE returns to Earth
They're insured for $1m, before you thirsty folks make plans
ROGUE SAIL BOAT blocks SPACE STATION PODULE blastoff
Er, we think our ISS launch beats your fishing expedition
Comet Siding Spring revealed as flying molehill
Hiding from this space pimple isn't going to do humanity's reputation any good
BAE points electromagnetic projectile at US Army
Railguns for 'Future fighting vehicle'
LONG ARM of the SAUR: Brachially gifted dino bone conundrum solved
Deinocheirus mirificus was a bit of a knuckle dragger
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.