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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2011 14:08 pm 
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went for a tidy sum too....http://www.motoring.co.uk/car-news/chit ... tion_29867

shame its gone to America.....?

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Chris Evans the Radio 2 DJ now owns CCBB. I saw a photo of his car taken at the event that he organised for Children in Need, and noticed that the number plate was not GEN 1 that I thought was the reg no of the car used in the original movie

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From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitty_Chi ... _Bang_(car) :

For the film version, six cars were created, including a fully functional road-going car with UK registration GEN 11

In early 2012 British DJ Chris Evans paid a reported £500,000 for a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car, telling UK press that he had already sent the car off to be fully restored, as it had fallen into some disrepair.[12] But, the registration GEN II is now legally on Pierre Picton's Honda Jazz in Stratford upon Avon, so Chris Evans has not bought the genuine car or registration.

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That's interesting info Birderman.


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Steve Flowers does all the parts to restore the original Corgi released in the 60s & 70s, he has a trading supply company on the internet, I feel a restoration project coming on

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Look what Ive gone and done, bought a restoration project off Ebay, who says that suggestion doesn't effect our buying habits. I've also got the book written by Ian Fleming, and I'm reading it with my son at bedtime. Come boxing day, after the Turkey dinner, we'll sit and watch the DVD, there you go, the whole Chitty deal in the Dusty Dave household.
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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Finished building it yet lol ?

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I'm still collecting all the parts together Jamie, and the four figures, I'm missing the front grill and jewel rear lights, I'll get around to ordering them all from Steve Flowers soon.
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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I have one in the stash orginal Aroura unbuilt :)
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one for sale on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aurora-Chitty ... 2a258f614d

ok probably wrong forum but it is directly related to this thread....
Just wish is was a UK sale and cheaper.....current bid is already too high for me....

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Not long ago one of the Midori kits was sold at Ebay.
I think that both the Aurora, and the Midori kit, is actually the same moulds. Still, I'm only 99% sure.
The latter 10 years, I've seen 3 or 4 of these kits for sale, so they appare now and then.

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The Aurora and Midori kits are completely different. There's a Midori Chitty on eBay right now. Bidding is already at £350.

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That is one model I would love to build maybe I could get the nerve up to try and build a scratch model of it. Anyone got any suggestions on free reference material there seem to be a lot of more knowledgeable people on here than I am.


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I made a version for our girls when they were little.
A plywood base, curved boat back end, plastic BMX bike wheels and a Ford Cortina wiper motor chain-driving the back wheels.
It was more an artists impression but they drove it around our cul-de-sac.

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