Taken at Beaulieu Motor Museum, Nr Brockenhurst, in the New Forest, Hampshire.
Ian Flemming would of loved to of seen this car in all its glory as he loved featuring cars in his 007 Bond books.
The origin of the name “Chitty Bang Bang” is disputed, but is believed to have come from a salacious World War I song.
Chitty Bang Bang was the informal name of a number of celebrated English racing cars, built and raced by Count Louis Zborowski and his engineer Clive Gallop in the 1920s, which inspired the book, film and stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
The Chittys were built and stored at Higham Park, Zborowski’s country house at Bridge near Canterbury in Kent. The cars were so loud that Canterbury reportedly passed a by-law prohibiting them from entering within the city walls.
See here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitty_Bang_Bang
Featured in Cee’s Fun Vintage Transportation – Land, Sea and Air, 5th January 2012
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