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'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' Car To Be Auctioned

HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — James Dean's tweed jacket in "Rebel Without a Cause." The original concept painting for "Pinocchio." The golden calf used in "The Ten Commandments." A "Cinderella" production cel signed by Walt Disney.


But they can all be yours...for the right price. They're part of a two day auction (this weekend) being held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills (11 a.m., 8440 Wilshire Blvd, 90211). Each day, more than 700 lot items will be up for sale. Day one will focus on Disney and animation. Day two will focus on live-action movie memorabilia.

Perhaps the most anticipated of all, the fully-functional car used in the 1968 Dick Van Dyke film "Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang." It's expected to go for anywhere between $1-2 million. It gets great gas mileage and on the plus side, the car can fly!

The auction is being run by Joe Maddalena's Profiles in History, one of the largest auctioneers of Hollywood memorabilia. Maddelena is also host of SyFy's "Hollywood Treasure."

Prior merchandise has gone for a pretty penny so if you're loaded, this is the event for you. Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds" dress from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" ($356,000), Luke Skywalker's light saber from "Star Wars" ($240,000) and the Cowardly Lion costume from "The Wizard of Oz" ($805,000) to name just a few.

For more about Profiles in History, (or to place a bid on the current items) click here.


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