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The flying car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from the famous ... The flying car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from the famous Dick Van Dyke film (eBay).
A car alleging to be the original hero car from Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has wound up on eBay, apparently in running condition. According to the seller, the film's production manager insisted that the hero car be a fully-functional road car, not just a mock up.

To that end, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sports a 3.0-liter Ford V6 and automatic transmission, mounted in a one-off ladder frame. The body features a handmade aluminum hood and red and white cedar boattail rear. Unfortunately, none of Chitty's magical powers made it to the road car, meaning this thing won't fly.

The seller claims that all the brasswork on the car came from actual Edwardian-era cars, to make sure Chitty Chitty Bang Bang looked as true-to-life as possible. That sounds like a lot of work to go into a car for Hollywood, even a hero car.

The seller provides a convincing back story on the car, but there's no official documentation shown or offered. This is no-doubt a well-built car, and very well could be the original from the movie, but at a starting bid of $1,000,000, we'd need a lot of confirmation before pulling the trigger. Not that we could afford it anyway...


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      wuz up eh?
      • 3 Years Ago
      that was stupid. shitty shitty indeed.
      Joebudgie
      • 3 Years Ago
      What difference does it make if it was the same car used in the movie or just a copy of it. This is still a neat looking car and for someone who can afford it might provide a lot of fun driving and being seen it. I suspect the winning bid will be substantionally less than the opening bid asked. Either that or it will be removed from the auction.
      Charles
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm very suspicious as to whether this is THE actual car, because a few months ago I happened to see a program on TV where this auction company would seek out rare, vintage movie props, costumes, etc., to put into auctions, for which they would get a commission on the sale. Anyway, in that episode, they did manage to find the real Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, which was located in England, and they went there to take a look at it. The owner was very gracious about their visit, and even took them for a ride in the car, but they could NOT convince him to sell it, and he said that he never would. Sooo...is the one on eBay a replica, or did the owner (of the real one) change his mind about selling it, after all? If the one on eBay has no documentation, that would be surprising as well, because I do recall that the owner of the real car DID have supporting documentation, as he showed to the auction company visitors.
        deb52d20
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Charles
        there's more than one Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car; just as there is more than one General Lee car.
        deb52d20
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Charles
        Good Job. and thanks for the real info!
      deb52d20
      • 3 Years Ago
      There are more than one Chitty Chitty Bang Bang cars...... i.e. Do you know total how many 'General Lee' cars were used to film The Dukes of Hazard? Do you know how many per episode? With that thought out there, how many Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Cars were made and used to film the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie? If you'd like to know more http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_owns_the_car_from_chitty_chitty_bang_bang
      bjg1765
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dont think Ford was making V6 engines back in the 60's when the movie was made. I saw a TV show where a hollywood firm goes out and searches for movie props and memorabilia and they found the original Chitty chitty bang bang owned by a guy who worked on the film. This may be the car but it is not the engine that was in the original and to me, that takes away from the value. 1 mil? I dont think so.
        frenchman0
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bjg1765
        I agree, I think the first 3.0 v6 by ford was in 1986.
          zornwmh
          • 3 Years Ago
          @frenchman0
          more like 1968 in europe
        jack
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bjg1765
        1967 Ford Zodiac came with a 3.0 v6
          • 3 Years Ago
          @jack
          jack,the v6 inthat car was built in england like the car .see I was stationed in Germany back in 1981 and I saw many Ford cars with v6s,from England.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw the title of this article and thought it was going to be the REAL flying car, you know, the one built in the late 1949 called the "Aerocar." What a jip, This goes to show that internet article authors don't know anything about cars.
        deb52d20
        • 3 Years Ago
        this shows the type of journalism and headlines that internet authors use, to capture attention of the readers. it's taught in journalism classes.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      DundeeHills
      • 3 Years Ago
      This needs to be in a museum. I am souding like Indiana Jones. LOL
      • 3 Years Ago
      Genisis 11 speaks of the The Nephilim in which i feel its more then a coincidence if you ask me <_<
      switzarch
      • 3 Years Ago
      BTW, Barris used the '56 LINCOLN Futura show car as the basis for the original Batmobile.
      sryjsryksrykry
      • 3 Years Ago
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      jimboChiLi
      • 3 Years Ago
      big deal - me and my wife already have 2 flying cars - bought our first one back in '08 - bought our 2nd one this past Christmas - they are cool - exspensive to operate though .
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