The Flying car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
When stuck in traffic you could be worse than fire up the old Chittymobile and soar over the poor trouts in their earthbound automobiles, and this car will allow you to do that (in your mind).
One of the surviving cars used in the 1968 movie was sold in 2007 to a man who already owned a Batmobile which is a little bit of overkill but as long as he wears the proper costume (stupid goggles and a jaunty nature) when he’s moseying around Indiana in the car then I can’t complain.
Estimated price: $505,000
Sold: In 2007 Indiana, sorry, In Indiana – to a Man named Jones. Not really, but that would tie things up nicely.
Worth it? He’s everyone’s fine four-fendered friend – what’s not to like?
The Terminator from Judgment Day
Famed for appearing in the early moments of future war as glimpsed in James Cameron’s nuclear laced fairy tale Terminator 2: Judgment Day, this full sized metal skeleton would look good in anyone’s parlour as a vastly qualified hatstand or perhaps as a nasty conversation piece?
I’ve seen one of these close up and the detail is pretty great, down to the red glowing eyes (which do indeed light up but chew up batteries like a git) and the human teeth (each one plucked from the mouths of the crew it is rumoured, or in this case, made up again). It has real metal feet.
Estimated price: $488,750
Sold: It did apparently. I can’t find out exactly when. but it certainly sold. Maybe to a company called Cyberdyne Systems?
Worth it? Stand this chappy at the end of your corridor, set his lights aglow and retire to bed safe in the knowledge that no intruder would dare disturb you. Unless it was Robert Patrick in which case you’re on your own.
Charlie Chaplin’s Bowler Hat
Another iconic costume up for grabs here and in the words of the auction house this is,
a black bowler hat with black fine grosgrain ribbon and brown leather headband…The repaired and distress condition of the hat indicates that it has survived the rigors of the high-energy environment of Chaplin’s notable “Little Tramp” character on film.
If you had bought the James Bond pistol above and had any change you could invest in this, give it to your rotund manservant and play a real life game of GoldenEye. Aces.
Estimated price: It fetched $57,600 don’t you know?
Sold: This one sold a few months ago in the same auction that saw the full costume for Christopher Reeve in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace go for a large sum of legal tender.
Worth it? See above re: Oddjob. Stick a bamboo cane in your hand and you’ll be a worldwide success within decades.
*This is not verifiable information.