On Screen Cars

On screen cars- the car’s the star in an exhibition of TV and film favourites.

 

Ford Anglia 105E ‘Flying Car’

Flying Ford Anglia

This is the actual Ford Anglia that was once owned by Arthur Weasley. It used to be a standard Ford Anglia until Mr Weasley enchanted it making it able to fly, become invisible to Muggles and to carry his entire family despite its modest size.

This Anglia was used during the filming of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It was stolen in 2005 but was later recovered after being dumped by the thieves probably due to the media interest surrounding the car.

Mr Bean's Mini

Mr Bean Mini

This car once belonged to the hapless Mr Bean, played by Rowan Atkinson, and featured in the character's third series. It made its first television appearance on 1 January 1991. In this episode, Mr Bean discovers he does not have enough change for the multi-storey car park ticket machine and tries to outwit the exit barrier!

'Die Another Day' Jaguar XKR

Jaguar XKR

Driven by the villain Zao in the Bond film Die Another Day, this Jaguar XKR is equipped with a rear-mounted Gatling gun, front and side missile launchers and a trunk full of mortar bombs.

One of eight Jaguars used to represent just one vehicle in the Ice Palace car chase scenes, keep an eye out for the dents made by the camera mountings during filming.

Del Boy's Reliant Regal

Reliant Regal

Possibly the nation's most famous three-wheel vehicle, this Regal van (mistakenly referred to as a Robin) featured in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. It was the sole transport for the Trotter family of Del, Rodney, Grandad and Uncle Albert until Del Boy later went upmarket and purchased a Capri Ghia. What a plonker!

Wallace and Gromit's Anti-Pesto Van

Anti-Pesto Van

A life-size version of the plasticine model created for Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, this Austin A35 van was used by Wallace and Gromit for their pest control business, Anti-Pesto.

Nick Park, who created the titular characters, used to drive an A35 and chose the model for its combination of speed and size – attributes that come in useful as Wallace and Gromit race after the giant Were-Rabbit to stop it ruining the local vegetable competition!

Heartbeat's BMW Isetta

Heartbeat Isetta

This 1962 right-hand drive red BMW Isetta 300, commonly referred to as a bubble car because of its egg shape and bubble-like windows, was the original car used in the Heartbeat series. Driven by barmaid Gina Ward this charmingly quirky car has only one rear wheel. 







Heartbeat's Land Rover IIA

Heartbeat Land Rover

Heartbeat, ITV’s police drama set in the 1960s, was renowned for its immersive period authenticity and the vehicles featured in the show were no exception. This 1967 Series IIA playing a starring role in at least 71 episodes, where it was driven by district nurse Carol Cassidy (played by Lisa Kay).

But starring in a TV show isn’t always glamorous - the vehicle was also used as a camera car and for towing a trailer full of props and filming equipment around the set, keeping the Land Rover working spirit very much alive!