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It’s your last chance to grab a piece of Universal Studios Japan's legendary Back to the Future: The Ride before the ride's gull-wing doors close for good on May 31, 2016. USJ is planning to sell off various pieces of the ride over Japan’s Yahoo! Auction website.

The auction will include the “Institute of Future Technology” sign and movie posters that hung inside the attraction. These iconic images are to be sold off from April 25 to May 8, 2016.

The digital time display will be auctioned from May 2 to May 15...

...and the Flux Capacitor replica will be auctioned from May 9 to May 22.

However, the centerpiece of this auction will be the replica DeLorean that sits outside the ride. It should be noted that this isn’t a functioning automobile and has no engine inside, but with all the taxes and insurance that go along with owning a car in Japan, you’d probably be better off.

The life-sized DeLorean replica will be auctioned from May 16 to until the final day of the auction, May 31.

All revenue from the auctions will be donated to Parkinson’s Disease research in honor of the films’ star, Michael J. Fox.

If you happen to be in the Osaka area from now until the end of May, it would be worth your while to check out the last days this beloved ride before we all get back to the future of Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Death Note attractions. While it’s sad to say goodbye to the past, at least the future is looking bright over at USJ.

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