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The [[Dursley family]] have owned a few '''[[Automobile|cars]]''' over the years.
 
The [[Dursley family]] have owned a few '''[[Automobile|cars]]''' over the years.
   
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==Early [[1970]]s==
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In the early 1970s, when [[Vernon Dursley|Vernon]] first met his future wife [[Petunia Dursley|Petunia]], he drove what Petunia deemed a "perfectly correct car", which he used to take her on a series of dates. Later, on a date after their engagement, Petunia would confess to Vernon that his future sister-in-law [[Lily Evans|Lily]] was a [[Wizardkind|witch]] while sitting in this car.<ref>''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book1/chapter2/moment1/vernon-petunia-dursley New from J. K. Rowling: Vernon & Petunia Dursley]</ref>
 
==[[1981]]==
 
==[[1981]]==
This was the first car owned by the family. [[Vernon Dursley|Vernon]] drove this car to work on [[1 November]], [[1981]]. On this day Vernon saw a number of unusual things travelling to and from work.
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Vernon drove this car to work on [[1 November]], [[1981]]. On this day Vernon saw a number of unusual things travelling to and from work.
 
[[File:DursleyCar81.png|thumb|left|The Dursley's car in 1981, which appears to be a [[wikipedia:Vauxhall Chevette|Vauxhall Chevette]]]]
 
[[File:DursleyCar81.png|thumb|left|The Dursley's car in 1981, which appears to be a [[wikipedia:Vauxhall Chevette|Vauxhall Chevette]]]]
   
 
==[[1991]]==
 
==[[1991]]==
 
This car was owned by the [[Dursley family]] in at least [[1991]], possibly earlier. [[Vernon Dursley]] nearly crashed it while on the way to the [[Zoo]], when [[Harry Potter]] mentioned that he had had a dream about a flying [[Sirius Black's motorbike|motorbike]].
 
This car was owned by the [[Dursley family]] in at least [[1991]], possibly earlier. [[Vernon Dursley]] nearly crashed it while on the way to the [[Zoo]], when [[Harry Potter]] mentioned that he had had a dream about a flying [[Sirius Black's motorbike|motorbike]].
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==[[1992]]==
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[[Harry Potter|Harry]] was made to wash the car by Petunia as part of chores given for his taunting [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]].<ref name="CS1">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', Chapter 1 - (''The Worst Birthday'')</ref>
   
 
==[[1993]]==
 
==[[1993]]==
At the beginning of the summer holidays, Vernon acquired a brand new company car. While the Dursleys stood outside "loudly" admiring the new car, [[Harry Potter|Harry]] was able to use this time alone in the house to sneak some of his spell books out of the [[Cupboard under the stairs|cupboard]] that Vernon had locked them in. Presumably this was the same car that the Dursleys, along with [[Hestia Jones]] and [[Dedalus Diggle]], used to depart from [[4 Privet Drive]] for the last time on [[27 July]], [[1997]].
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At the beginning of the summer holidays, Vernon acquired a brand new company car. While the Dursleys stood outside "loudly" admiring the new car, Harry was able to use this time alone in the house to sneak some of his spell books out of the [[Cupboard under the stairs|cupboard]] that Vernon had locked them in. Presumably this was the same car that the Dursleys, along with [[Hestia Jones]] and [[Dedalus Diggle]], used to depart from [[4 Privet Drive]] for the last time on [[27 July]], [[1997]].
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*[[File:Dursley&apos;sCarDeathlyHallows.jpg|thumb|The Dursley&apos;s car in Deathly Hallows, a black 2008 [[wikipedia:Opel Vectra|Vauxhall Vectra]] Sedan]]In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|Harry Potter and the Philosopher&apos;s Stone]]'', all of the cars on [[Privet Drive]], including the one owned by the Dursley&apos;s in [[1991]], are the same model, a circa-2000 [[wikipedia:Vauxhall Vectra|Vauxhall Vectra]] estate. During the short scene in [[1981]], every car on the street appears to be a 1990 [[wikipedia:Vauxhall Cavalier|Vauxhall Cavalier]].
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*[[File:Dursley&apos;sCarDeathlyHallows.jpg|thumb|The Dursley&apos;s car in Deathly Hallows, a black 2008 [[wikipedia:Opel Vectra|Vauxhall Vectra]] Sedan]]In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', all of the cars on [[Privet Drive]], including the one owned by the Dursley's in [[1991]], are the same model, a circa-2000 [[wikipedia:Vauxhall Vectra|Vauxhall Vectra]] estate. During the short scene in [[1981]], every car on the street appears to be a 1990 [[wikipedia:Vauxhall Cavalier|Vauxhall Cavalier]].
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' the car is a 2008 [[wikipedia:Vauxhall Vectra|Vauxhall Vectra]] Sedan.
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' the car is a 2008 [[wikipedia:Vauxhall Vectra|Vauxhall Vectra]] Sedan.
*In all three instances, the cars are taken from a timeline which considers the film&apos;s release date as the present day. This means that using the original timeline, they are all anachronisms, as none would have been available at the actual date.
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*In all three instances, the cars are taken from a timeline which considers the film's release date as the present day. This means that using the original timeline, they are all anachronisms, as none would have been available at the actual date.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
 
[[Category:Cars]]
 
[[Category:Cars]]
 
[[Category:Dursley family possessions|Cars]]
 
[[Category:Dursley family possessions|Cars]]

Latest revision as of 10:15, November 16, 2013

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Dursleys' cars
Object information
Usage

Travel

Owners

Dursley family

The Dursley family have owned a few cars over the years.

Early 1970sEdit

In the early 1970s, when Vernon first met his future wife Petunia, he drove what Petunia deemed a "perfectly correct car", which he used to take her on a series of dates. Later, on a date after their engagement, Petunia would confess to Vernon that his future sister-in-law Lily was a witch while sitting in this car.[1]

1981Edit

Vernon drove this car to work on 1 November, 1981. On this day Vernon saw a number of unusual things travelling to and from work.

DursleyCar81

The Dursley's car in 1981, which appears to be a Vauxhall Chevette

1991Edit

This car was owned by the Dursley family in at least 1991, possibly earlier. Vernon Dursley nearly crashed it while on the way to the Zoo, when Harry Potter mentioned that he had had a dream about a flying motorbike.

1992Edit

Harry was made to wash the car by Petunia as part of chores given for his taunting Dudley.[2]

1993Edit

At the beginning of the summer holidays, Vernon acquired a brand new company car. While the Dursleys stood outside "loudly" admiring the new car, Harry was able to use this time alone in the house to sneak some of his spell books out of the cupboard that Vernon had locked them in. Presumably this was the same car that the Dursleys, along with Hestia Jones and Dedalus Diggle, used to depart from 4 Privet Drive for the last time on 27 July, 1997.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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