The DeLorean is one of those cars that conjures up instant memories of Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and a certain-time traveling plot line that takes us back to November 5, 1955. What person doesn’t have Back to the Future on their list of greatest ’80s movies?
Anyways, an all-electric 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 is now up for auction on eBay. Obviously — in the future — there’s a severe tax on polluting, gasoline vehicles, so it makes sense that this owner was forced to upgrade to avoid sticking out. That, or its “extreme quiet” is much better for avoiding rogue Libyans.
The one-off conversion was done by the seller and a friend and uses a WarP 9 electric motor that gets juice from thirteen 12 volt 100 amp-hour deep cycle Deka 9A31 Intimidator AGM batteries (they take up the trunk and underhood spaces. These can power the car for a 40-mile range and recharge in eight hours from a standard wall plug or 2-3 hours from a 220-volt outlet.
Picking up on the fact that the DeLorean will forever be tied to the movie, the seller has also agreed to “include the custom build ‘Flux Capacitor’ shown in the pictures.” Of course, this is only if you agree to the buy it now price; a staggering $100,000. As ABG quips, at that price, you’re probably better off saving up for a Mr. Fusion!
Check out all the details here. Current bid is just over $15K.