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Every kid of the 1970′s remembers Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, GEN 11, of the movie of the same name. The car could fly or float and outrun about anything else it needed to to keep the Potts’ family safe.
She is for Sale!
Profiles in History Hollywood Memorabilia auction house will be selling her on May 15th. Pre-sale estimates are in the $1-2 million dollar range. Buyer Beware–This car will not float or fly. If you chose to try these activities you may ruin your investment.
A few years ago while at a Charleston British Car Show I ran into a collector who was showing his own piece of the very same movie history. This car had been in the movie in the racing scenes and had been carefully restored. He encouraged me to climb up into the driver’s seat and pose for the photo. The car was the size of a tank, but built a little more streamlined.
He was a proud enthusiast that eagerly shared the details of the restoration and thrills of driving his pride and joy. As I remember, he described the extraordinary feeling of being unprotected and open to the elements while taking your life into your hands at speeds of 50-60 mph. It is hard to imagine driving on a race track with a group of other race cars–let alone flying over the English Channel in the famed Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
3 Responses to “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang–Dream Car”
Cythia Frewing Says:
May 7th, 2011 at 7:01 pm
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Warren Johnson Says:
February 4th, 2012 at 5:58 am
A friend of mine owned this car in the early 70′s in Michigan. Drove it on a regular basis!
ann marie Says:
June 21st, 2012 at 7:30 am
I was the owner of that car when that pic was taken in Charleston. I sold the car last year in 2011 to a car collector up in Ohio. He has hundreds of antique cars with several warehouses to store them. She went to a good home and I often hear from the new owner about how much his kids love her.