Some people buy a car because they like the curve of its rear wheel arch. Some buy a car because it represents a slice of motoring history, or so they can do it up and make a motza from it. Some people even buy a car as a no-nonsense runabout and use it to pick up the kids from school.
But time travel? Not usually on people’s lists when they check their local vehicle classifieds.
Just as well one car was built with the express purpose of bending the space-time continuum. It’s the only set of wheels you need if ever you fancy checking out Hendrix during his heyday. That car is, of course, the DeLorean DMC-12.
Word of warning, though. The DeLorean’s era-hopping prowess has been known to malfunction. At least it did in Back to the Future, the high-grossing film franchise from the 1980s that made the DeLorean a household name.
Not that the car’s tendency towards temporal hiccups has ever deterred James Politino. For him, the car’s cultural cachet, downright zaniness and rarity on Australian streets were reason enough to import one from the United States. And soon after he did, he imported another…
Read the full story in the July Edition of Australian Classic Car.
If you could drive any car in the universe, what would you drive?