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One of the cars built for 1968 kids' fave Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has sold for a cool $505,000 (£255,000), the BBC reports.

Florida resident Ralph Spencer, who already owns a Batmobile, snapped up the vehicle at an auction in Indiana. It had previously been displayed in a Chicago restaurant and subsequently kept in storage. Spencer admitted: "I've always liked this car. I was a fan of the movie."

Two other film veteran Chitty Chitty Bang Bangs live at the Cars of the Stars motor museum in Keswick, UK. Blighty also boasts a third example, albeit a replica, built on a Land Rover chassis by Nick Pointing.

The Daily Mail has some nice snaps of the project here. ®

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