Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica Goes Under the Hammer
The original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang vintage racing car was designed by Ken Adam and built by Ford Racing Team. For the film version, only six cars were created, including one fully functional road-going car – which recently came up for auction with an estimate of $1,000,000 – 2,000,000.
However, the example in question here is a fully-licensed replica that took three years to complete, and will be sold with all history including photographic reference, all receipts, MOT’s and blueprint drawings.
The car is road legal, has the registration number ‘GEN 22’ and is registered with the DVLA as ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’. Power comes from a 3L V6 Ford engine with a BorgWarner automatic gearbox. It has not been driven in the last 18 months, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fully functional.
“Begun as a labour of love in 2000 by its creator Tony Green, this magnificent car is true to the original in every way, including original period brass lamps and a brass snake horn that came directly from one of the original six film cars,” the seller says.
The online auction for the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica car begins September 4 at the following link. It ends October 14.
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