It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Actually, it’s a Ford Anglia 105E, and in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, it’s the car with more vroom than a boy wizard’s broom. The Weasleys’ flying auto transports pals Ron and Harry to Hogwarts — just as earthbound Anglias have been carting around Brit Muggles since 1959. But Yanks will have to do some flying of their own if they’re looking to ease into the driver’s seat of a real Anglia. Tom Malcolm, a manager for Ford in the U.K., says the model was primarily sold in the British Commonwealth and Europe. Of the 1.1 million produced before the line was retired in 1967, the Potter film crew rounded up 16 of the so-bland-they’re-hip wagons, which go for around $3,900 in mint condition. ”Compared to modern compact cars, the Anglia may seem a little cramped and slow,” says Malcolm, ”but it still turns heads.” Especially when it’s airborne.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets