The model of
is seven feet
in length and fully operational.
For the puppeteers and puppet workshop teams, the sculpting of faces to look exactly like Cliff Richard and the Shadows was perhaps their most demanding task ever.
Not only were facial likenesses essential, but the boys' particular characteristics had to be accounted for.
In real life, Cliff, Hank, Bruce, Brian and John move about the stage with professional timing and rhythm.
These movements had to be studied and learned by the puppeteers so that the puppets they held eight feet below them acted and danced, stood and played, in the same manner as the popular stars they portrayed,
The Rolls-Royce cost nearly £2,000. Two other models of the car were used in the film, one of 1 foot 6 inches in length, the other only 3 inches Iong.