Dick Van Dyke - Van Dyke Says Farewell To Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dick Van Dyke drove Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the last time on Wednesday (11May11) before the iconic movie car is sold at auction.
The car will go to the highest bidder as part of an upcoming Profiles in History movie and music memorabilia auction in Beverly Hills (14-15May11) - and Van Dyke, who got behind the wheel of the flying motor in the 1968 film, became one of the last people to drive it before it's claimed by a new owner, taking charge of the motor during an appearance on motor enthusiast Jay Leno's late night chat show in America.
The car, which is fully road-worthy, is expected to fetch up to $2 million (£1.25 million) when it goes under the hammer.
Other highlights from the auction include the Wicked Witch of the West's Crystal Ball from The Wizard of Oz, the original Discovery space suit chest pack from 2001: A Space Odyssey, John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds and The Dude's cardigan from The Big Lebowski.