Turquoise For Anglia was bought by Arthur Weasley
for the purpose of taking it apart in his shed to
see how it worked. In the process of taking it
apart and reassembling it, Arthur bewitched it to
be able to fly, installed an invisibility
generator and also instilled it with a mind of
its own. He also magically expanded the passenger
and storage space so that an enormous amount of
luggage could fit in the boot, and an amazing
amount of people could sit comfortably inside.
Fred and George flew the car a number of times,
once all the way to Surrey to rescue Harry from
the Dursleys. Shortly afterwards Harry and Ron
made a dramatic flight to Hogwarts in Scotland,
crash landing into the Whomping Willow. The car
is severely damaged by the tree (that beats up
anything that gets too close to it). The car
ejected Harry, Ron and their luggage and fled
into the forbidden forest. It is still there,
trundling about the forest like a wild animal.
The Ford Anglia that
appeared in the Movie "Harry Potter and the
Chamber of Secrets" has nearly become as
famous as the Wizard himself (well maybe not
quite) but the Ford Anglia has had more than its
fair share of the Press Coverage.
Before the Film had even opened in the Cinemas
the Classic Car Press were reporting that the
Film Crew were destroying Ford Anglia's at a rate
of knots. Here's what Classic Ford Magazine had
to say :
"Classics" Magazine had a feature about the "main star" car
that was used in the Movie, (there was of course
stunt doubles used as well). It was stated that
the producers of the film preferred the cars
original registration number of 7990 TD over the
HOW 777 that appeared on the cover of the book
and so stuck with it.
Then came the news
that shocked the World.
The Harry Potter Ford Anglia had been Kidnapped, sorry stolen !!. The world was in
mourning over who could do such a thing, and
Police Forces the length and breath of the UK
were alerted . After what seemed an eternity the
Ford Anglia was found safe and sound, non the worse for
Rumour has it now,
that the Ford Anglia will be the star attraction
at Warners Brothers new theme park in the States.
Watch this space for details.