Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: a Frenchwoman recreates the Weasley car

As we know, fans of the “Harry Potter” saga will stop at nothing to express their passion for the universe of the little bespectacled wizard. Below, discover the incredible transformation of a car that looks just like the one that appears in the movies.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets : a car like no other

In the second part of his adventures, Harry is confronted – for once – with a unprecedented situation. He thus meets Dobby, a house elf who invites himself to the young wizard’s uncle and aunt. The little creature is formal: the teenager must in no case return to Hogwarts. Very determined to achieve his ends, Dobby makes sure that the boy is punished by the Dursleys. True to form, his uncle locks him up and adds bars on his windows. Harry then has little time to give to despair, since some members of the Weasley family are quick to come and get him out of this mess. A rescue that could not be more atypical, because the latter use a flying car !

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ©Warner

The vehicle is part of the story of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It is thanks to this car that Harry and Ron end up arriving at Hogwarts when the wall of King’s Cross refuses to open on their way. It is still she who saves their necks when, weeks later, the two friends are attacked by giant spiders.

The most dedicated fans of JK Rowling’s work will surely know this, but Arthur Weasley’s car is nothing but a Ford Anglia 105E Deluxe blue in color. For the anecdote, the author was inspired by one of her relatives, who owned this specific model. With the difference that, in his works, the vehicle can fly and become invisible. Options that could turn out to be very practical in reality !

When we love, we don’t count

Cecile Darribet is more than familiar from the magical world of Harry and his friends. As proof, his shop in Gironde, “Wands and Spells“, is dedicated to the wizarding world. For the store’s three-year existence, she wanted to surprise to aficionados of the boy who survived. Thus, the budding witch made her customers discover the replica of the Weasley’s flying car, restored to the same. Check out the stunning result below!

Cécile Darribet and her Ford Anglia
Cécile Darribet and her Ford Anglia ©Margot Delpech/Le Républicain

To our newspaper colleagues The Republican, the proud owner explains that she went out of her way to find the exact model of the vehicle. The car also failed pass under his nose.

I went to the south of France, near Montpellier, to pick it up. It was a crazy story because I was stopped several times by the confinements…

Fortunately, all’s well That ends well ! Cécile Darribet was able to get her hands on the car of her dreams. Once the vehicle was acquired, she says she went around the coachbuilders explaining her project.

I absolutely wanted all the parts to remain original. The red seats have become blue to reproduce Harry Potter’s car identically. It really is the same now!

If the model dates from 1961, the car still seems to have a bright future ahead of it. Her owner confirms that she rolls very wellexcept when it’s too cold. In any case, in the expert hands of its owner, it is not likely to come across a whomping willow !

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