The red and yellow motor driven by Toytown’s popular citizen Noddy, will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ classic sale in the United Kingdom later this month.

According to a release issued by the company, the car’s price is estimated at around £25,000. It translates into R372 460, close to the price of a new Volkswagen Golf GTI in South Africa.

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Mileage is low at 4553 miles from new. And it’s only had four owners, one of them being children’s author Enid Blyton. And the vanity plate – NOD 513 – is the cherry atop this collectible.

Under the skin, the actual car is a 1969 Fiat Gamine Vignale, a small two seat roadster produced by Carozzeria Vignale from 1967 to 1971, based on the Fiat 500 platform. The car is fitted with a larger capacity 594cc engine; which Noddy must have needed to evade PC Plod. It’s also got a syncro gearbox.