A Back to the Future fan just spent an outrageous $105,000 on respawning a DeLorean and making it the exact way the car appeared in the Sci-Fi classic.
He now uses the converted DeLorean to provide pick and drop to his kids.
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Thirty-seven-year-old James Napier is self-proclaimed ‘coolest dad’ as he picks up his three children, 16-year-old Paige, 13-year-old Devon, and eight-year-old Daisy, from their school every day in the time machine.
James surely spent a considerable amount of his savings to bring back to life the car used as a time machine in the 1985 movie by the lead character Marty McFly.
While people drive their restored cars only for special occasions and motor shows, James uses it for routine tasks.
Explaining the nature of duties his car is commissioned for, he said: “I take it out on weekends and I drop my kids off at school or football sometimes.
“They like it and their friends find it quite amusing! You see other people’s jaws drop when we drive past.
“The family adore it- although my wife Emma probably doesn’t want to know how much it has cost me in total to restore!”
James’ eight-year-old daughter Daisy says she loves the attention they get when they drive past people in their iconic time machine.
Daisy said: “It’s really cool, dad is probably a bit crazy to build something like that! When we go to Florida, there’s a DeLorean car there but ours is better than that one because it’s just left outside.
“I like it when people beep at us when we drive past!”
James who is a website designer by profession and lives in Wickford, Essex, bought the car for a hefty $72,000 back in June and spent five months and $33,000 to make it look like the one used in the movie.
When James bought the car, it was not in very good shape. Someone had already tried to convert it but had failed, leaving the car in a mess.
James said: “It was quite run down, it needed a lot of work doing to the car.
“Somebody had tried to make it into a Back to the Future car- but it was really quite bad! The car was an absolute mess. I was completely nuts.
“I thought maybe I could salvage some of it but in the end I needed to get rid of everything and start from scratch.
“I probably spent around 1,200 hours working on the car and it was quite expensive to do. The car was valuable without any modifications but then I had to try and find parts from 30 to 40 years ago.
“It might have took a while but it’s definitely worth it.
“We went to an event yesterday and when we pulled up people swarmed to it- the amount of people was amazing!”
The unusual left-hand drive James just converted into a time machine has become very popular in his town. People are intrigued when they see it on the road, and wherever it is parked, it attracts a flock of observers.
James said: “I like it because it reminds people of their childhood. I love the film and I’m glad I’ve brought it to life for people.
“It’s a fully functioning car. It’s passed its MOT and it runs like a dream. There’s only one other like it in the UK. It’s really rare and one of a kind.
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy it. It was one of my childhood dreams to have one.
“I wanted to try and get as many things from the films into my car. There’s a few relays in there that have come from the actual car.
“My wife wanted to get me something from the Back to the Future films for Christmas a few years ago and she bought me these relays which were used in one of the original cars from the film.
“They were in a cabinet just on display but when I started working on the car we put them back in the car where they belong.
“In the film you see white plumes of smoke and that’s done by fire extinguishers in the film. We’ve done something similar we’ve used CO2 fire extinguishers with a remote control.
“We have a smoke machine inside the car too so when you open the doors smoke comes out so it’s like you’ve traveled in time.
“A lot of the props inside makes the exact same noises. We’ve got the iconic car doors and lights too.
“I reckon I’ve spent more than 1,200 hours working on it. It was a seven days a week job.
“Everything has been re-done on the inside and on the outside.”
The only good thing James financially got during the transformation of the car is that he had to pay just an extra $27 to add the time machine to his insurance.
James also revealed that he takes the car to charity events in the area.
He said: “We take the car to all sorts of things. We’ve been to charity events in Pitsea, Stock and Wickford. People love to see it and constantly want a picture with it.
“When we posted on Facebook that we had bought it, loads of people messaged me and asked me to take their kids out in it.
“We drive it everywhere we go – you’ve got to make the most of it. The family adore it, although my wife probably doesn’t want to know how much it has cost me in total to restore.”
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