Iconic car collectors will soon have the chance to buy one of the most beloved cars of the late 1960s. The original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flying car will be part of a memorabilia auction that will take place between May 14-15 in Beverly Hills, at the Saban Theater.
Six cars were created for the film, but only one of them is fully functional and can actually be driven. Many of them appeared at auctions before, and one non functional example sold for $505,000 in 2007. So it shouldn’t be a shock to learn that the only road-going model is expected to fetch between $1 million and $2 million. Especially since it is still in perfect condition.
It was designed by Ken Adams and was built by the Ford Racing Team. For most of its life, the car was owned by Pierre Picton in Stratford-upon-Avon. Not even Michael Jackson could buy it from Picton when he tried to get it for the Neverland Ranch. So don’t miss your chance to put your hands on the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flying car.