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That Cool Car from Back to the Future

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All this talk about the Back to the Future movies this week had me wondering about one of the iconic stars of the movies, the DeLorean.   The stainless steel time traveler with the gull wing doors was only produced for a few years in the 1980s, sans the time travel option, and you’d be hard pressed to find one on the road today.  Or maybe not.

A quick check on Craigslist shows one for sale in Milford, Connecticut.

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The price?  $21,000.   A new one listed for about $25,000 in 1981.

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This is one only of 34 DeLoreans registered in Connecticut, according to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.

Those gull wing doors are pretty cool, and auto designers love them.  Buick used them in their 2013 Buick Riviera concept.

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So why doesn’t this feature ever make it to production?  Popular Mechanics has the answer: http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/g2216/why-gullwing-doors-arent-more-popular/

Here’s the link to the listing for that DeLorean:  http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/5272166283.html

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