You could add this Ford V-8 from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? to your car-toon collection

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A 1939 Ford 91A V-8 featured in the 1988 blockbuster Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is up for auction in the U.K.

Although all the animated action is set in Los Angeles, the film was actually filmed at Elstree Studios just north of London, and the V-8 was sourced from a local owner.

The car crossed the Atlantic during the 1960s and was fully restored in the 1980s, spending time on display in a museum. When director Robert Zemeckis was looking for suitable cars for street scenes set in 1947 L.A., the V-8 was in tip-top condition and, according the sales blurb, it remains so today. The owner has endeavored to keep the car as original as possible although the Ford flathead V-8 has been uprated with an Edelbrock intake and larger aluminum radiator. A stack of paperwork and original Ford De Luxe instruction book are included in the sale on U.K. auction site Car & Classic.

“This is a Ford with a very special backstory, playing a key part in a movie that many will remember for its unique blend of actors—both real and cartoon,” says Car & Classic’s Dale Vinten. “Today the car not only holds that appeal to fans of Roger, Jessica and Bob Hoskins but it also is a very original pre-war Ford that benefits from subtle upgrades to enjoy and show for many years to come.”

The five-day auction starts on August 19, and the famous V-8 is expected to fetch $25,500–$38,000. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? won three Academy Awards but who will win this star car?

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    Beautiful car. I loved that movie as a kid. It’s quite odd to see the little Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia (aka the rebel flag, dixie flag, etc.) on the dash of a ’39 Ford in England.

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