- Written by webmin
Hollywood memorabilia auction house Profiles in History has scored two hero cars for their November 6 auction. It’s a charity benefit for the Michael J. Fox Foundation Team Fox, and he has many friends, some of whom have come through with the goods. One of those is Back to the Future creator Bob Gale, who has donated items from his personal collection to the auction, taking place during a week-long We’re Going Back 25th anniversary.
Main attraction is a Back to the Future De Lorean, and, to be clear, this is not the car used in filming. There are many replicas out there, but what’s interesting about this one is that not only was it built by the original production building team, but they used props and parts identical to those in the movie hero car:
Many of the parts on this car are not only the same vintage components as used on the screen-used cars, but literally sister parts from the same exact source. The car incorporates an original vintage TRW keypad (exactly like the one Doc punched in the destination date on in the screen-used car), the ultra-rare military Cannon connector elbows; five size 20, and three size 32 (the only three that have ever been found), the Janitrol aircraft fuel heater tank that is now found on the outside of the Time Machine’s bulkhead behind the driver’s seat, the Mole Richardson 100 amp connectors and 3/4-inch electrical cable that runs down both sides of the car, as well as the rare Hydraflow hoses.
A whole mess of other BttF props are also being sold, some of which are darn cool, like the Outatime plate and McFly’s self-lacing Nike Mags – too bad they’re about a size four.
The other hero car is a real hero car, the Cinema Vehicle Services-built K.I.T.T. from the 2008-’09 iteration of Knight Rider. Regardless of your interest in the show, the car, with a whole raft of GT500KR parts, is slick, and unless you turn on the KITT scanner in the intakes, no one will know what it is. But imagine how much fun that would be to do, coming up behind someone on the highway at night. KITT carries a $25,000-35,000 estimate, the De Lorean a big $80,000-125,000.