Ford Anglia

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The Ford Anglia is an rusty old muggle car that was enchanted by Arthur Weasley to fly. Fred, George and Ron Weasley fly the car to rescue Harry Potter from the Dursley's before Harry's second year at Hogwarts.[1] The Weasley's and Harry travel in the car to King's Cross station to catch the Hogwarts Express. Mr. Weasley had magically expanded the interior so all the luggage and family could fit comfortably. He also installed an Invisibility Booster, so that the car could fly unseen by muggles. When Harry Potter and Ron Weasley are unable to get through the barrier to platform nine and three-quarters, they decide to fly the Ford Anglia to Hogwarts. Unfortunately, the Invisibility Booster is faulty and the car is spotted by muggles. The car also has trouble traveling the long distance to Hogwarts and it engine begins to whine. As Harry and Ron approach Hogwarts the Ford Anglia's engine dies completely and they crash into the Whomping Willow. The car manages to restart and escape from the Whomping Willow, however it seems to have a mind of its own and opens its doors by itself and tilts its seats so that Ron and Harry are forced out of the car. The car then speeds into the darkness.[2] Later the car appears in the Forbidden Forest just in time to save Harry and Ron from Aragog's many descendants who plan to eat the boys.[3]

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  1. J.K. Rowling CoS 2
  2. J.K. Rowling CoS 5
  3. J.K. Rowling CoS 15