When car fanatics think of the rides in the film series "Back to the Future," their minds are probably immediately drawn to the DeLorean, the futuristic-looking vehicle used by the main characters to travel through time. However, that was not the only vehicle used in the movies. In fact, the character of Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, drove around in a 1985 Toyota SR5 Xtra Cab 4x4 truck when he wasn't time-hopping through the decades, and that truck has recently reappeared in the public eye.
About the truck's history
This Toyota pickup truck has been on quite a journey since its time on the "Back to the Future" movie set - its real-life adventures may even rival those from the film. Jalopnik reports that the people in charge of the restoration say the truck was originally stolen years ago before being transported to Mexico. The vehicle was eventually recovered by police and shipped back to the U.S., where it began being treated for several of the bumps and scrapes it picked up during its time south of the border.
Redone to be resold
The Toyota SR5 Xtra Cab 4x4 has undergone several repairs in the past few years. Its truck modifications include a rebuilt drivetrain, new starter and new brake master cylinder. This vehicle also has a fresh coat of black paint and a refurbished interior designed to make it comfortable enough for any driver, regardless of their decade of origin. The Toyota suspension has been raised and tires ready for off-road driving have also been installed, making the machine ready to handle whatever adventures you throw at it.
Before you can get behind the wheel of this vehicle, however, you'll have to see if the price is right. Its current auction price on eBay sits at $14,500, but that could rise over the course of the next day. While the seller maintains that the price is merely half of what has been invested in the truck, the ride has still accumulated nearly 30 years of use and traversed more than 280,000 miles, AutoBlog reports. However, it does boast four-wheel drive and off-roading capabilities, and it could be a one-of-a-kind option for someone searching for the ultimate off-road vehicle.
Regardless of who ends up with this truck, it will remain a piece of movie memorabilia forever.