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15 Interesting Details That Fans Noticed About The DeLorean From 'Back To The Future'

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Vote up the details that have you ready to go back in time.

The Back to the Future trilogy is beloved by many. With time travel, an interesting story, and memorable characters it's no wonder as to why. The biggest fan favorite of the movie is the DeLorean. More than a few passionate fans have managed to spot some truly interesting details surrounding Marty and Doc's time-traveling car.

Check out these DeLorean details that were spotted by fans, and don't forget to vote!

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    There Were Four DeLoreans In 1955

    From Redditor u/Demi_95:

    In the Back to the Future Trilogy (1985-1989), there were 4 DeLoreans at one point in 1955. The first one Marty arrives in, the one Marty and Doc came in to retrieve the almanac, the one old Biff came in to give himself the almanac, and the one sitting in the mine for 70 years.

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    Whenever There Are Two DeLoreans In The Same Time Period One Always Stalls

    From Redditor u/Data444:

    In the Back to the Future trilogy, whenever there are two Delorean's in the same time period when one time travels the other stalls. In the first one Marty stalls right before the lighting strike that send him back to 1985 (Doc Brown gets struck by accident at the end of the second movie sending him back to the old west) also when Marty has to run to save Doc at the end of the first movie (stalls after Einstein's test run).

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    The DeLorean's Display Foreshadows What Biff Has Done

    From Redditor u/Vee_Jay:

    In Back to the Future II, when Doc and Marty are about to leave 2015, you can get a subtle hint of what Biff has done before the movie explains it, as the Last Time Departed panel in the DeLorean shows the year 1955 instead of 1985, implying someone else must have used the Time Machine

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    Doc Accidentally Set The DeLorean's Time Circuit To 1885

    From Redditor u/Limp-Munkee69:

    In Back to the Future Part II, you can actually see Doc accidentally set the time circuit to 1885. The scene in question is towards the end of the film, when Doc takes off to rescue Marty, he hits the Lyon Estate sign and accidentally bumps into the lever of the time circuit, setting the destination date to Jan.1 1885. Doc doesnt notice, and when the car later is hit by lightning, and accelerated to 88 mps, Doc is sent back to 1885. The scene in question is a very blink and you miss it scene, as it is less than a second, and the date change is so subtle that it is very easy to miss.

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    Marty Can Be Seen Crouched Between Cars Before Running To Meet Doc

    From Redditor u/alexfedp26:

    In Back to the Future part 2, when Marty is running back to town to meet 1955 Doc Brown after the DeLorean is struck by lightning, you can see Michael J Fox come out from between two cars rather than running down the street.

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    The DeLorean's Headlights Flash In Morse Code When It's In Trouble

    From Redditor u/ShaneH7646:

    In Back to the Future, when Marty is trying to re-start the DeLorean in 1955 to get back to 1985, the car's headlights flash the Morse Code for "SOS".