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1981 DeLorean DMC-12
The owner: Dave Delman (since 2002)
What makes it interesting: "This car, made famous in the 'Back to the Future' movies, has been converted to run on electricity. Cars ran on electricity before gasoline powered cars were around, so this car is really going back to the future." The DeLorean has a 32 horsepower electric motor and contains 13 heavy duty, lead acid automobile batteries.
Where he found it: Delman and friend Tom Neiland were looking for a DeLorean with a seized engine and they found this one in Fair Lawn, NJ.
Condition: "Besides the seized engine, it needed a lot of cleaning up. The car's unique stainless steel panels were all in great shape."
Tips for owners: "Restore the car in a way that brings you joy, and then drive it at every opportunity."
Value: The car is valued at about $30,000, but "being able to bypass the 'pump'... priceless!"
Personal comments: "The car gets about 30 miles on a charge, which is good enough for 75% of US drivers' daily commute. It takes two to three hours to charge at a cost of around $2.00. At today gasoline prices, that's the equivalent of around 60 miles to the gallon. Lithium ion batteries would take it over 100 miles, but right now they are very expensive. The electric version is also quicker than the regular gas model. Top speed is over 85 mph. America needs electric cars. If the two of us can build one, why can't the automakers?"
Wizards season ticket holder Wolf Blitzer will be Twittering from the Wizards-Celtics game Thursday night on the NBA's feed.
OK, that's it. I've been doing my best to play along with all of this new media stuff to prove I can stay with the times even deep into middle age, but this is the last straw.
I am taking the next DeLorean back to 1985.
, sign of apocalypse