Back To the Future: Halfords work kits out authentic DeLorean with Christmas decor for charity

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The 21-year-old bought the car made famous by the movie for £9,500 as a repair project when he was 16

A Bristol YouTuber who restored a DeLorean car like the one in Back To The Future has now dressed up the vehicle into a ‘Christmas joymobile’.

Miles Reynolds-Cole, 21, bought the car made famous by the movie for £9,500 as a repair project when he was 16.

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He has spent years restoring and improving the vehicle at his home in Bristol.

A huge fan of the film since he watched it with his dad ages just two, he said he wanted to “make people smile” after a “tough few years”.

Miles Reynolds-Cole’s ‘DeLorean’ car from back to the future he has painstakingly restored and dressed up for the Christmas festivities. Miles Reynolds-Cole’s ‘DeLorean’ car from back to the future he has painstakingly restored and dressed up for the Christmas festivities.
Miles Reynolds-Cole’s ‘DeLorean’ car from back to the future he has painstakingly restored and dressed up for the Christmas festivities. | Miles Reynolds-Cole's / SWNS

With the help of friends, he has now dressed up his DeLorean with a Christmas themed version of the car’s in-film design, featuring tinsel, fairy lights, and a mini Christmas tree.

The car also features an “almost accurate” replica of a flux capacitor, the time machine from the film.

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Miles, who currently works in Halfords also does presenting for car-themed YouTube channels, says he initially wanted to use the vehicle to raise money for charity, but was unable to do so this year.

He said: “I got [the DeLorean] in June 2017, I saw it listed on eBay and immediately decided to phone my parents to get it.

‘’I spent all my inheritance on it and then spent the next four months getting it on the road.

“I’ve had the idea for the past couple of years but I never really got around to doing it.

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‘’This year though I’ve got a Youtube channel [Miles on Cars] so I thought it would be great self-promotion.

“More importantly though, last year my mum passed away from cancer, so I thought I’d try and get people to donate to St Peter’s Hospice that supported my mum towards the end of her life.

Miles has spent years restoring and improving the vehicle at his home in Bristol. Miles has spent years restoring and improving the vehicle at his home in Bristol.
Miles has spent years restoring and improving the vehicle at his home in Bristol. | Miles Reynolds-Cole's / SWNS

“Unfortunately when we looked into it you need a permit to collect for charity from the council, so this year we can’t do it.

With the help of friends, he has now dressed up his DeLorean with a Christmas themed version of the car’s in-film design, featuring tinsel, fairy lights, and a mini Christmas tree.With the help of friends, he has now dressed up his DeLorean with a Christmas themed version of the car’s in-film design, featuring tinsel, fairy lights, and a mini Christmas tree.
With the help of friends, he has now dressed up his DeLorean with a Christmas themed version of the car’s in-film design, featuring tinsel, fairy lights, and a mini Christmas tree. | Miles Reynolds-Cole's / SWNS

“There are some Christmas lights in Bristol on fountain’s drive that are collecting money for the hospice though, so we’re trying to get as much attention for that as possible - so we’re going there for New Years Eve for people to take photos with the car.’’

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