The blockbuster 1985 comedy "Back to the Future" stars Michael J. Fox as teen-ager Marty McFly, who travels 30 years into the past and meets the teen-age versions of his parents. He uses a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, modified for time travel.
In the real world, the gull-winged DeLorean was an expensive flop, and production stopped after one year. But its cinematic counterpart became one of the most distinctive cars in movie history, so much so that in 2011, the car collector publication Hemmings Motor News reported that one of the three used in the movie had sold at a Beverly Hills auction for $541,200.