A Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica To Be Auctioned

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica

A fully licensed replica Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will go up for auction on 4th September 2011, coinciding with the car appearing at the Chelsea Auto Legends Show on the same day.

The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is true to the original, including original period brass lamps and a brass snake horn that came directly from one of the original six film cars. The car will be sold complete with its history including photographic reference, all receipts, MOTs and blueprint drawings.

The Chitty Chitty Bang bang measures in at 18 feet long, 6 feet wide and weighs 1.5 tonnes. The car is fully road legal, and has the registration 'GEN 22' and is registered with the DVLA as 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. It features a 3L V6 Ford engine with a BorgWarner automatic gearbox. During the last 18 months, it has not been driving, and so could benefit with a service and some restoration.

The original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang vintage racing car was designed by Ken Adams and built by Ford Racing Team. Six cars were created for the film, including one road-going model, which came up for auction with a $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 estimate.

Mr Green owned and used the car up until 2007, when a private collected acquired the car. Mr Green approached Bonhams in September 2005 for a valuation, who estimated the car could reach £250,000 ac auction. Mr Green then sold the car in June 2007 for $250,000.

Once the private collector had purchased the car, it was taken to 'Design For Sport' where specially designed and custom built automatically opening wings, rising propellers and rotating blades were added, which involved fitting a microprocessor control unit complete with wireless key control in to the wicker picnic basket. These improvements cost £48,720.

The auction, run by Robson Kay will end at 14:00 on 14th October 2011.

26 August 2011 Staff

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