The Packard parked at Hill Valley High School.

The Packard was a make of car in the 1950s.


Dr. Emmett Brown owned a cream-colored 1949 Packard Custom Eight Victoria in 1955. The car had previously belonged to his late father, Judge Erhardt Brown.[1]

The Packard was used, along with a flatbed trailer on November 5, to transport the DeLorean time machine — concealed beneath a tarpaulin — to his lab, and to Courthouse Square on the night of November 12 for Doc's 'weather experiment'.

Doc let Marty McFly borrow the Packard for the Enchantment Under the Sea dance at Hill Valley High School on November 12. The car became the scene of the scuffle between Biff Tannen, Lorraine Baines, and George McFly.

During Marty's second visit to 1955, he drove Doc home after he fainted in Courthouse Square on seeing Marty again — having only just sent him back to 1985.

After Doc restored the DeLorean to perfect working order, including installation of vacuum-tubed time circuits and new whitewall tires, the Packard and flatbed trailer were used once again to haul the DeLorean to the Pohatchee Drive-In Theater in preparation for Marty's trip to 1885 to rescue Doc's older 1985 counterpart.

The Packard's license plate number was 8N39742.

Behind the scenes[]

  • Only one Packard was used for all three films in the Back to the Future trilogy. The exact same car was also used in the 1991 film The Marrying Man starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. It is now in a private collection in Massachusetts.


Notes and references[]

  1. DeLorean Time Machine: Doc Brown's Owner's Workshop Manual, "Doc Brown's Journals: 1946-1985"; November 16, 1950; page 10.

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