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Essex movie enthusiast completes replica car collection

Essex movie enthusiast completes replica car collection
James Napier, from Essex, says he spent about £250,000 collecting and building the cars.

"It's turned out to be quite an addiction I guess," said Mr Napier." Mr Napier said he would soon be adding a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado to the collection, which was the original featured in Austin Powers' Goldmember.Mr Napier said he travelled to Los Angeles several times to copy the design of the original Back to the Future DeLorean Find BBC News: East of England on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .The collection includes a 1981 DeLorean modelled on Doc Brown's time machine from the Back to the Future trilogy.

" James Napier has used the DeLorean on the school run Mr Napier's collection includes (left to right) a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro, a 1994 Ford Explorer and the 1981 DeLorean Mr Napier runs a business hiring out the cars and has also opened a dedicated museum in Basildon this week showing off his collection.The 40-year-old father-of-three's fleet includes: A 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 modelled on 'Eleanor' from Gone in 60 Seconds and purchased from Italy The 1981 DeLorean modelled on Doc Brown's Back to the Future time machine, which he said involved several trips to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles so he could replicate the tiniest details A 1994 Ford Explorer, to model the Jurassic Park jeeps.

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