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What year is the Harry Potter Ford Anglia?

I Googled using "Harry Potter Ford Anglia" and "Harry Potter Ford Anglia Year" and while I was able to get the model number (Ford Anglia 105E), I wasn't able to find a consensus on what year the Harry Potter Anglia was made. I did learn that the particular model of Ford Anglias in Harry Potter were produced between 1959 and 1967 and have distinctive tailfins and a inwardly curving frame on the rear window.

★ I usually ask for only canon sources, but I have never seen a reference to the Anglia's year in any of the Harry Potter books or J.K. Rowling interviews, or on Pottermore. Of course if you can find the answer in canon, that's great! Per usual, I am not looking for an answer from the HP Wikia or the Wikipedia.

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It seems that the registration number of the Anglia is either "7990 TD" (going by the movies) or "COS 207" (going by Pottermore). According to speedyreg.co.uk/history-of-number-plates, either of these numbers would be issuable before 1963, but not after. –  Micah Nov 13 '12 at 22:49

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There were several different cars used in the making of the film version. Different internet sources describe different vehicles. According to flickr, one of the props was a 1966 Ford Anglia Deluxe 105E sedan.

Nigel Grint, father of Rupert Grint owns one of the original cars used in the making of the movie "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". It is now on display at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire, England.

Pic (Please note: This is not Mr. Grints vehicle. You can view his car on the flickr link)

That being said, you can find additional info regarding another original 1960 Potter car, including images at Internet Movie Cars Data Base

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Amusingly, your Internet Movie Cars Database link says it is a 1960 Ford Anglia [105E]. –  Jack B Nimble Nov 13 '12 at 23:08
    
@JackBNimble editted to CMA. –  Major Stackings Nov 14 '12 at 0:56

The car used in the movie is a turquoise 1962 Ford Anglia. This BBC article states how it went missing from the studios located in Cornwall.

Harry Potter's 'flying' car taken

The turquoise 1962 Ford Anglia was being stored at the St Agnes studios, which went into receivership last year.

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It seems apparent that one can't speak of "the" car used in the movie, because there were almost certainly several cars used in the movie. –  Martha Nov 13 '12 at 23:19

According to the Harry Potter Wiki the descriptions place the Ford Anglia as a 1963 or earlier (so 1960-1963) http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Flying_Ford_Anglia

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Welcome to the site. Unfortunately, @slytherincess has specifically asked for answers that aren't sourced solely by HP Wikia or Wikipedia. –  phantom42 Nov 14 '12 at 16:05

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