Now you can live out those Back to the Future fantasies.
The DeLorean DMC-12 was a commercial failure, but its appearance in the Back to the Future movies as a time machine made it one of the most famous cars of all time. As a result, fans have created some incredible custom replicas paying tribute to the iconic movie car.
Recently, someone turned a DeLorean into one of the coolest remote-control cars we've ever seen. Taking this a stage further, someone else has built a DeLorean-inspired hovercraft, which is currently for sale on Bring A Trailer. While it obviously can't fly like the car in Back to the Future II, it can still hover over the ground.
Built by San Francisco artist Matt Riese, construction of the DeLorean hovercraft started 11 years ago and was completed in 2012. It's not an actual DeLorean, but it looks convincing enough. The seller has replicated the car's gullwing doors and also fitted working headlights and wheels and tires canted out at a 90-degree angle just like the movie car when it was in flight mode.
The vehicle is equipped with a custom hover skirt and a single-cylinder Briggs and Stratton engine powering a 24-inch lift fan. There's also a 627cc two-cylinder Briggs and Stratton engine at the rear providing thrust via a 36-inch fan. Inside, there's seating for two and a center stack containing the primary switchgear for the controls, which carry labels like Mr. Fusion, Anti-Gravity, and Flux Capacitor as a nod to the movie car.
According to the listing, the vehicle was constructed with plywood and fiberglass built over a styrofoam slab and is roughly the same the size as a DeLorean DMC-12, measuring 76.75 inches wide and 172.75 inches long and weighing around 580 pounds. The bodywork was also recently repainted. Just don't try to drive it at 88 mph though, because the custom DeLorean has a top speed of 31 mph on water in ideal conditions.
This could be the best way to live out your Back to the Future fantasies. At the time of writing, the custom DeLorean hovercraft has a current bid of $5,555 with four days left. You can see it in action when the custom car appeared in an episode of Jay Leno's Garage.