When the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car visited Ipswich

Children excited to be up close with the famous car

Children excited to be up close with the famous car - Credit: Archant

Massive crowds in Ipswich gathered to see the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car at Co-Op and Penshurst Road.

Children excited to be up close with the famous car

Children excited to be up close with the famous car - Credit: Archant

Crowds filled the streets in the Penshurst Road area, close to the Co-op, with everyone wanting to get a glimpse of the famous car following the release of the 1968 British musical adventure fantasy film, which starred Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries and many others.

Children excited to be up close with the famous car

Children excited to be up close with the famous car - Credit: Archant

Six cars were created for the film, including a fully functional car with registration GEN 11.

Children excited to be up close with the famous car

Children excited to be up close with the famous car - Credit: Archant

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will bring fond childhood memories for many, thanks to many songs and characters in the film including Caractacus Potts and Truly Scrumptious.

Children excited to be up close with the famous car

Children excited to be up close with the famous car - Credit: Archant

The film has also been transformed into a hit stage musical.

Children excited to be up close with the famous car

Children excited to be up close with the famous car - Credit: Archant

Do you remember when Chitty Chitty Bang Bang visited Ipswich? To share your memories and pictures with us by emailing suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk

Children excited to be up close with the famous car

Children excited to be up close with the famous car - Credit: Archant