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Corgi Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Diecast-60’s release

$335.00

Corgi Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Diecast-60’s release

Fresh from an estate find, we have a new old stock 60’s Corgi Chitty-Chitty bang bang car.

The is the toy everyone has been looking for, as it was a tour-de-force of Corgi, featuring pop out wings, jeweled headlights, hand painted figures, and extensive metal work & plating.

The toy has a replacement cellophane, otherwise is new old stock.


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical adventure fantasy film directed by Ken Hughes and written by Roald Dahl and Hughes, loosely based on Ian Fleming’s 1964 novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. The film stars Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, James Robertson Justice, and Robert Helpmann as the main antagonist, the evil Childcatcher.

 

The film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli (co-producer of the James Bond series of films, also based on Fleming’s novels). John Stears supervised the special effects. Irwin Kostal supervised and conducted the music, while the musical numbers, written by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman of Mary Poppins, were staged by Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood. The song “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” was nominated for an Academy Award

Set in the 1910s, the story opens with a montage of European Grand Prix races in which one particular car appears to win every race. In the final race, the car swerves to avoid a girl and her dog, crashes and catches fire, ending its racing career. The car ends up in an old garage in rural England, where two children, Jeremy (Adrian Hall) and Jemima Potts (Heather Ripley), have grown fond of it. However, they are told by a man in the junkyard that he intends to buy the car from the garage owner, Mr. Coggins (Desmond Llewelyn), for scrap. The children, who live with their widowed father Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke), an eccentric inventor, and his equally peculiar father, implore their father to buy the car before the junkman does, but Caractacus can’t afford to do so. While playing truant from school, they meet Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), a beautiful upper-class woman with her very own motorcar. She brings them home to report their truancy to their father. Although Truly is interested in Caractacus’ odd inventions, he is affronted by her insistence that his children are supposed to be in school. -Wikipedia

 

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