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‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean Arrives Downtown

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By Gail Hettrick

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s been 31 years since the DeLorean DMC12 disappeared into the future in the 1985 blockbuster movie “Back to the Future.”

Today, an exact replica of the iconic time travel vehicle arrived downtown.

“I’ve never wanted anything for so long in my life,” the proud owner, Ryan Sheridan, beamed.

Sheridan found the DeLorean on an online auction a few months ago.

“It was built by the same person who built the one for the movie,” he explained. “It looks exactly like the original.”

Sheridan lives downtown and the vehicle was delivered this afternoon.

The car was featured in the Las Vegas Car Stars show this past May 12-14. It cost about $50,000 to purchase and replicate the movie features, Sheridan said.

The sun visors are signed by every star in the movie, except for Michael J. Fox, who was too ill to attend the show, according to Sheridan. The DeLorean also came with various memorabilia including the authentic cable hook used to jolt the car into the future in the movie.

Sheridan’s mother, Christine, shared in his excitement. “This has been a lifelong dream since he saw the movie when he was a kid,” she smiled.

Also smiling from ear to ear were his sons, Jeffrey, 9 and Shaun, 7.

Sheridan owns Braking Point Recovery Center in Austintown.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.