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A Northern Ireland man was left speechless after winning an iconic DeLorean car - made famous thanks to 1980s classic film Back to the Future - worth £40,000, as well as £70,000 in cash. 

Declan Halfpenny, 49, from Craigavon, won the prize by taking part in online car competition, BOTB.

Declan says he was at home when BOTB’s Christian Williams called to tell him the good news that he had scooped the iconic DeLorean DMC-12. 

“Surely everyone wants to own a DeLorean?” he said.

“Especially me, the original was made 20 minutes down the road from where I live!

“I love the Back to the Future films, they’re classics - as is this car. I can’t believe it. I’ll definitely be the talk of the car park wherever I go,” he added. “And I’m expecting a lot of people to want pictures with it - I would if I saw someone driving it!”

DeLorean cares were manufactured outside Belfast, in Dumurry, during the early 1980s.

Despite having gone out of production, the cars have had a long-standing reputation thanks to the Back To The Future films.

The DMC-12 comes with gullwing doors, brushed stainless steel exterior and a rear-mounted engine.

There's sadly no flux capacitor installed - but we're sure Declan's £70,000 cash prize will help ease the pain...

“That is certainly going to help me out this Christmas!” he said.

BOTB was founded by William Hindmarsh in 1999 and has given away more than £34m worth of prizes, including supercars, cash and holidays. 

Christian, who surprises the BOTB winners each week, said: “Massive congratulations to Declan, he’s played for an absolutely amazing car and while we can’t promise any time travelling antics for him, I’m sure he’ll enjoy his new addition.” 

 

 

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