'Back to the Future' Delorean sells for six figures
December 28th, 2011
02:07 PM ET

'Back to the Future' Delorean sells for six figures

Great Scott! That's one expensive Delorean.

A car used in the 1990 sequel "Back to the Future Part III" has sold at an auction for $541,200, Hemmings.com reported. Although there are many replica Deloreans out there, this is the genuine article, according to movie and TV memorabilia auctioneers Profiles in History.

Viewers of Syfy's reality show "Hollywood Treasure" first got a glimpse of the Delorean sitting in collector Desi Dos Santos' garage.

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At the time, Dos Santos couldn't bear to part with the Delorean, but it would seem that his feelings have since changed.

The Delorean was also displayed at the Profiles in History booth at this year's San Diego Comic-Con (click here to see an image of it, there).

Now that this piece of movie history has a new home, viewers of the Syfy series might be able to watch in 2012 to see how the auction went down.

Would you pay over a half million dollars to have Marty McFly's ride in your garage? Let us know in the comments.

soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Mr. Bill

    I'm the proud new owner of the car. We are members of Team Fox as part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Part of our motivation to purchse the car will be to use the car in conjunction with the efforts to raise awareness regarding this great venture.
    It also brings a lot of smiles to people's faces.
    Take a few minutes to visit our latest additions.
    http://88mphtimemachine.com/index.php/fun-activities scroll down plus we just put this on you-tube


    December 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tom o

    man, i wouldn't pay that. It's a Delorean from Back to the Future, but its the Delorean from Back to the Future *part III*. if it were from PArt 2 or Part 1, then yeah, i would say it was worth it.

    December 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. M. McFly

    Of course I would pay that much. Then, I would go back in time and place big bucks on MJ in the death pool. That car just paid for itself!

    December 29, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dingleberry

    The mileage is way too high on this car. It's been driven to the future and several times. Everything will need to be replaced and rebuilt and parts are expensive and hard to find. Besides for half a million bucks you can get a boatload of Chevy Cavalier's and Ford Fiesta's.

    December 29, 2011 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. Red Pison

    The greatest car ever made.

    December 29, 2011 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. manny

    Damn!......Damn Damn!!

    December 29, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ron

    The incredible significance of this vehicle cannot be overstated. Only fools don't understand the value. Its truly the major milestone of 20th century drama and culture.

    December 29, 2011 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jack McSquirt

    This piece makes me want to pop my porpoise.

    December 29, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. the grind

    I'd rather have KITT.

    December 29, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. daddy justin bieber

    Probably a stash of cocaine in the trunk. -Artie

    December 29, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. marty mcfly

    this is heavy!

    December 28, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. kurt

    if i were rich i would love to have that car just to say i own it.

    December 28, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. 420

    1.21 Giggawatts!

    December 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mark in Florida

    my friends dad is the one that bought it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! check out his website about the purchase 88mphtimemachine.com

    December 28, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. snooz

    If $$ not an object? Darn right I wud buy it. The car itself was experimental when built&just from a scientific standpoint it would be a blast to have. Again,if $no prob, i'd be a collector,no doubt. 65Mustang,56Tbird,66GTO,modelT, 56&57Chevys, how fun...hell,even old tractors! &every yr of jeep from Willys C2A up. It's a gearhead thing IMO.

    December 28, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Big John

    While I enjoyed those movies, I would not own that car. On an interesting side note that holds a touch of irony: there is a movie starring Jack Nicholson called "Going South". Christopher Lloyd plays a lawman who is in love with the leady lady (same woman who falls for Doc in BTTF III- can't think of her name) but she doesn't reciprocate. Hollywood hyjinx huh?

    December 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Capt. Obvious

    You're not thinking fourth-dimensionally !

    December 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tully

    I had just seen "Back To The Future" and my first day of Class for Electronics Theory I asked the Professor if a "Flux Capacitor" was a possibility......the Class Roared with laughter, and the Prof explained that Flux is a function of inductance, which is the reciprocal of Capacitance, mutually exclusive, and therefore highly unlikely. I guess Marty and the Doc proved HIM wrong, eh ??

    December 28, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Dave

    As long as Michael J. Fox isn't driving it.

    December 28, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  20. plager

    ...I,ll give my two cents

    December 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  21. backtothepresent

    I would pay it. One of the BEST movie cars ever!!!

    December 28, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  22. plager

    "does the flux capacitator come with it"jesse calm down clown

    December 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  23. the Doc

    When that baby hits 88MPH...you're goona see some serious sh!t

    December 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  24. infamous C

    Wouldn't pay much more than 1500 for one of those, its crap.

    December 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Guest

    Those cars look cool on the screen,but in real life they look small and dont run that well
    Of course,you can always replace the engine with something else.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Rock lives

    Warren/Jessie -ever heard the old saying "if you can't say anything intelligent keep your mouth shut" ? You are like children looking for attention.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  27. CL Hawk

    @RW how many times have you seen that movie?

    December 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  28. RW

    ..and how many lightyears to the jigawatt does this baby handle?

    December 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  29. RW

    Does the flux capacitor come with it?

    December 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  30. warren

    Dick in the butt!

    December 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  31. tonysgirl1959

    Actually, it depends on how much money I had. As of now, I don't have much, but if I were a billionaire, I might pay that much for it. It would be pretty cool to own, in my opinion.

    December 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  32. jessie

    me neither. id maybe give 200 dollars. not a penny more though. 200 dollars is more than ample for a car that old.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  34. jujubeans


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