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.
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.