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Panthermobile and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car go up for auction

A 1969 car of "Pink Panther" fame and a replica of the flying car from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" will be available through in online auction.

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The Panthermobile was created in 1969 as part of the popular "Pink Panther Show," which aired on NBC.
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As the car is not street-legal, it does not come with registration.
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The Panthermobile is expected to fetch 50,000 to 100,000 pounds ($81,215 to $162,430 U.S.) on the online auction.
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A replica of the car from the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" joins the Panthermobile on an online auction beginning at noon on Sept. 4, and running through 1 p.m Oct. 14.
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The replica is just like the original vehicles in every way, including original period brass lamps and a brass snake horn that came directly from one of the original six film cars.
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Only six cars were designed and built for the 1968 film and are exceedingly rare; this "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" car at auction is a fully licensed replica that took three years to build.
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The replica is road-legal, has the registration number "GEN 22" and is registered with the DVLA as "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."
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The car has specially designed, automatically opening wings, rising propellers, and rotating blades. It also includes a microprocessor control unit with wireless key control in the wicker picnic basket on to the back of the car.

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