The car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie up for sale

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 26, 2011

The original vehicle from the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be up for sale at the Profiles in History auction house in Los Angeles, as part of the establishment’s Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 44 that runs from May 14 to 15.

The vehicle may not be able to bring out a propeller and wings, and fly you around the way it did in the movie, but it will certainly call some attention. Moreover, the heroic vehicle is road-ready and fully functional.

This vehicle was conceived by Ken Adams, the production designer who created teh 1960’s and 1970’s James Bond sets. It was built by the Ford Racing Team and is composed of a custom ladder-frame chassis, a body of white and red cedar, a polished aluminum hood and brass fittings obtained from Edwardian cars.

In this way, the vehicle would appear just like how it did in 1910, which is the year the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie was set. The vehicle has an alloy dashboard plate, which came from a British World War I fighter plane.

It is registered with the GEN11 plates as seen in the movie. Estimated price for the vehicle range from $1 million to $2 million, which is a small price to shell out for the inspiration behind the Kentucky bourbon-powered car.

Topics: auction, classic car

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