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"Only if it turns out that reality is actually nothing more than a holographic illusion created by the interplay of subatomic particles on a vast two-dimensional membrane."

This article covers a subject that has been deemed non-canon by either the author or the Back to the Future licensees, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" Back to the Future universe.

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Robert was a resident of Hill Valley in 1984.


Robert had a used DeLorean DMC-12 for sale, which he advertised in the classifieds of the August 11 issue of the Hill Valley Telegraph.

According to the ad, which was accompanied by a picture of the car, the DeLorean needed some suspension work, shocks, brakes, brake pads, steering, transmission and muffler, but was fitted with new tires. It cost $4800 OBO.

Having left a message for Robert to call him back, Dr. Emmett Brown received a telephone call from him sometime during September, during which Doc informed Robert that he was very interested in the DeLorean, money wouldn't be a problem, and also made arrangements to have a look at the car. Doc subsequently went on to purchase the DeLorean, which he used to create his DeLorean time machine the following year.

Another source claims that Doc bought a used 1981 DeLorean from Rudy Russo for $13K at New Deal Used Cars, Valley Road, on February 3, 1984.[1] This car may have become the second DeLorean time machine kept in Doc's secret lab after the destruction of the original.

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  1. DeLorean Time Machine: Doc Brown's Owner's Workshop Manual, "Doc Brown's Journals: 1946-1985", February 3, 1984; page 22.