A UK radio personality has bought the car used in the classic film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for almost 500,000 pounds ($NZ964,860).
Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans bought the vehicle to restore and add to his already extensive collection, the Daily Mirror reports.
The previous owner acquired it last year at auction in Los Angeles for the same price but at 5.2 metres long, it would not fit into his garage.
Evans said the previous owner was a friend.
"My pal had bought the car on his birthday before he went skiing, not realising she is over 17 feet long. Garage problem. No money lost or gained," he said.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was released in 1968 and starred Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes and Benny Hill.
The car — the only one in the film that actually worked — was built by the Ford Racing Team and has a Ford three-litre V6 engine and a dashboard plate from a British World War I fighter plane.
The bonnet is crafted from polished aluminium, the boat deck is hand-crafted from red and white cedar, and the brass fittings were taken from Edwardian cars.