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Thread: BTTF Delorean to be featured on Jay Lenos Garage.

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    Jay and his Delorean bashing jokes....


    Seeing the car going down the road was cool. At least they didn't show car breaking down because it broke down after the segment was filmed. This was just a show car mainly and is not driven much.

    One of the issues with dealing with a popular unknown car (car that is super popular, but not seen by the public much) is stuff like this.

    This video could of been worse though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Burns View Post
    THIS is the one to watch. Bob, Joe and Terry are actually worth listening to when talking about BTTF and the DeLorean time machine. Chris Hardwick, not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    The first 10 seconds is a cocaine joke from Jay. I hate this guy.
    I wouldn't expect that to ever change; not from Leno or from anyone. It's low hanging fruit that will always be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas R View Post
    I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt that they're off by a zero here: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/07/jay-...-delorean.html

    $750,000? Hell, I don't know that the A-car is even worth that. Proto 1 sold for ~$200,000. I'm sure it's value is continuing to go up, but I doubt any normal DeLorean will eclipse its value.
    This was explained a little better in the second video with Bob, Terry, and Joe but I will try to expand further...

    What makes this Temporal FX built car special is that it is constructed using actual screen used parts from the "B-Car". When the B car was destroyed by the diesel locomotive at the end of BTTF Part III many of the left over pieces were collected up and made their way into storage at Universal Studios. Some of those parts were later used in the construction of other Universal commissioned replica cars, like the "Ohrberg" replica car that was on display at Unversal Hollywood along side the A car during the 90's and early 2000's. There were also some B car parts that made it onto a replica at a casino in Tunica, MS. When the A-Car restoration happened as many of these screen used parts as possible were gathered back up by the Time Machine Restoration Team to be either used on the A car, or properly preserved by Universal.

    Since the A-car was always intended for static display in a museum, Universal Studios also wanted to have an accurate replica car that they can hire out and use for promo and special events. The Temporal FX built replica car you saw on Jay Leno's Garage is owned by Terry Matalas and was built by Joe Walser and many members of the Time Machine Restoration Team. It's the next best thing to the A car and is far and away the most accurate replica ever created. After the A car restoration was finished some high level decisions were made at Universal to loan out the remaining screen used B car parts indefinitely for use on this replica car and essentially rebuild the B car in legacy form. It's as close as anyone could get to rebuilding the B car since it is made using actual B car parts. There was an abundance of information learned during the restoration of the A car so all of that new info was used to update the TFX replica and make it even more accurate.

    So the $750,000 price tag has a lot to do with the provenance of the parts used to build it the Time Machine conversion, and not so much the stock DeLorean below. If you've ever seen screen used props sell at an auction like "Profiles in History" or "Screen Used" it becomes a little easier to understand how the value of those B car parts adds towards the overall value of the car. In addition to the B car parts, the other parts used to build this replica car are all legit aircraft surplus parts that carry hefty price tags of their own. Many of these accurate parts cost several thousand dollars each IF they can even be obtained at all.

    As far as the value of the A car goes I don't know if anyone has an exact number but at one of the Petersen events the estimation was in the millions. No too hard to believe considering one of the Part III stunt offroad cars sold for $540,000 and it had only seconds of screen time vs the A car which was used in all three movies. A lot of the parts now found on the the Part III off road car are replicas since the car was in really rough shape prior to being restored.
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    Anyone know which B Car parts were used? They almost addressed it on the show. Is it just a couple hoses, or are there major parts like the time circuits, flux capacitor, etc?
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    Oh man, if this Chris Hardwick abuse scandal had broke just a week earlier, we might’ve been spared the episode of Jay Leno’s Hilarious Cocaine Joke Garage.

    Can we all agree to never let him near another DeLorean?
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