Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang by Husky
Husky Models, made by Mettoy, the creator of Corgi Toys first appeared in 1964 and were sold exclusively by Woolworths in the USA & Canada and Britain until 1969. Many of these later appeared as Corgi Juniors.
The model is based on the car featured in the 1968 Movie, Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang based on a book by Ian Fleming of James Bond fame.
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.
Shown here are two variations, with wing colour differences.
Hello David, I never owned this model but a neighbour friend did and his from memory was 1/43 whereas from our previous conversations I imagine all Husky and Corgi Juniors to be smaller (maybe 1/64). Certainly my friend's had red and yellow wings (operated by a little button, I remember) so could there have been a larger Corgi example produced as in your second image?
You sure have an interesting set of models.
Inverness, Illinois, USA
Both of the ones shown are approx 1/64 scale. The much larger 1/43 Corgi model is far more detailed. I sold mine about ten years ago but here are some internet images of it. Note the open wing detail.
Yes! This is what I remember; thank-you. One can start questioning one's sanity / memory with all these different models. I'm pretty sure I've never seen the smaller scale so this is interesting to see.