used 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB GLB 250 4MATIC.Gordon Grant, from Comrie
in the Highlands , picked up the neglected motor used in the 1996 film for just £4,500.dailyrecord
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A Scots movie fan has brought Mr Toad’s battered car from Wind in the Willows back to life after bagging a bargain at auction.used 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB GLB 250 4MATIC
Gordon Grant, from Comrie in the Highlands, picked up the neglected motor used in the 1996 film for just £4,500 before transforming it during lockdown into a museum showpiece valued at up to £50,000.
The 41-year-old TV and film set decorator – whose replica of the famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car was previously snap up by Top Gear presenter Chris Evans – ship his latest project over from the US and reinvent it with the help of engineers at the National Motor Museum engineers in Hampshire.
He now hopes to bring the replica Edwardian motor back to Scotland to help
inspire youngsters considering a future in engineering.
Gordon said: “Buying the car was a bit of a moment of madness.
“My dad actually call me Mr Toad and said I was mad when I took on
the Chitty project, so it’s a bit of a family joke.