Fancy sitting pretty in a pint-sized Chitty?


Did you miss out on buying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when it went under the hammer earlier this year?

Don't worry – you could get hold of your very own Chitty for just £6,000!

The famous flying car went up for auction in May this year, selling for £495,415. But a child-sized replica will be sold by auction house Bonhams at this weekend's Goodwood Revival with an estimate of between £6,000 and £8,000.

The pint-sized Chitty was lovingly built by an ardent fan of model cars. In fact, Bonhams has sold a number of cars by the maker, and all have caused a stir when they've come up for auction.

"The car has been built with incredible attention to detail," Bonhams' Toby Wilson exclusively told Autoblog. "When it arrives at Goodwood later this week, I'll be making sure I'm the first person to take it for a test drive!"

Even though the Chitty model was designed for children, adults are able to drive it by perching on the car's wooden boat-tail. It's battery-powered, so it's also environmentally-friendly.

"We envisage the car will appeal to all types of buyer – from the Ian Fleming collector right up to car collectors who have children," said Wilson. "If the car makes anything near its low-end estimate, I'll be delighted. If it goes for £8,000 – I'll be ecstatic."

Other lots in the automobilia sale include some original paintings and artwork, and a unique 1:1 scale Airfix-style model of the Aston Martin DBR1 – the very car currently up for sale for £20m – and one complete side of the famous Dunlop bridge from Donington Park!

Alongside the automobilia sale, Bonhams will also be auctioning off famous cars this weekend.

Star lots include a 1965 Ferrari 275GTS Spyder – expected to fetch £420,000-£480,000 – and an Austin-Healey 100/6 driven by Ian Carmichael in the classic 1960 British comedy film "School for Scoundrels".

But all eyes are sure to be on Chitty and whether it'll take off in the sale room.