Nunnington Hall auctions Chitty Chitty Bang Bang rides on eBay

By Culture24 Staff | 29 June 2009
a photo of an open topped vintage style car

(Above) Chitty will be at Nunnington Hall on Saturday and Sunday July 11 and 12.

A VIP ride in the famous star of stage and screen, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, is up for grabs on internet auction site eBay as part of a fund-raising drive at the National Trust property, Nunnington Hall.

Regular visitors to the Hall near Helmsley in North Yorkshire know that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a regular visitor to the property. Gen 11, the original car from the classic 1968 movie, comes to Nunnington each summer for fans of the movie to see and enjoy.

As well as a daily prize draw, this year visitors can bid to win a package of goodies including a ride in the car for up to three people, free entry to the Hall and a free lunch in the tearooms.

"We are really excited about this auction," said Property Manager Simon Lee. "There aren’t many people that get to experience what it’s like to travel in this iconic car. We will still be running prize draws to win a ride on each day but felt an auction was another way that somebody could guarantee themselves the opportunity and not leave it open to chance. It should be a memorable day for the lucky bidder."

Chitty will be at Nunnington on Saturday and Sunday July 11 and 12. The auction will run on eBay for 10 days from Friday June 26 to Sunday July 5 2009. To view the auction visit and search for item number 280363535535.

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