Originally launched in 1959, the Anglia 105E was Ford’s competitor to the Mini and the Triumph Herald. Over the eight-year production run of the car, there were many mechanical updates but very few cosmetic changes. When production ended in 1967, just over one million had been built.
At an affordable price, the Anglia was available in saloon, estate and commercial forms, three trim levels and came in an interesting range of colours, making it a very popular choice. Built in Ford’s UK factory in Dagenham, this Anglia 105E Deluxe was used in some of the Harry Potter films.
Illegally enchanted by Arthur Weasley, it made its first appearance in the 2002 film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Ron and Harry used it to travel to Hogwarts after missing the Hogwarts Express. In the film, this particular Ford Anglia could not only fly, but also had a special button so it could not be seen by the non-magical (muggle) population.
This car is one of sixteen Anglias that were used for filming. Some of the cars were hung from a gimble to simulate flight, some were damaged after a run in with the Whomping Willow and others were sectioned to provide interior shots.