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The big bang bang

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While there can only be one Chitty in our minds, there were, in re­al­ity, around seven that ex­isted on the set, to be used in var­i­ous sit­u­a­tions, such as for the scenes ei­ther on the wa­ter or in the air, as well as a hand­ful of par­tially built mod­els. The real car – the one used in ac­tual driving scenes – was deftly ma­noeu­vred by Van Dyke, de­spite its weight and size. “I’ve steered it a few times and it’s an in­cred­i­bly hard car to drive,” says Hall. “Its only sav­ing grace is that it’s an au­to­matic!”

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