A Co. Armagh man was left speechless after winning an iconic DeLorean car – made famous thanks to the 1980s classic film Back to the Future – worth £40,000 plus £70,000 in cash thanks to online car competition, BOTB.
Declan Halfpenny, 49, from Craigavon, was at home when BOTB’s Christian Williams called to tell him the good news that he was this week’s winner and had scooped the iconic DeLorean DMC-12.
The car comes with gullwing doors, brushed stainless steel exterior and a rear-mounted engine – but no flux capacitor!
“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!”
But the surprise wasn’t finished there – Declan also won £70,000 in cash as part of the competition.
“Oh wow,” he said. “That is certainly going to help me out this Christmas!”
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.”