James Bond cars

Sunbeam Alpine: the first screen Bond car

October 9th, 2012 by

The Bond legend wouldn’t be the same without the cars but while the best known of these is the Aston Martin DB5 that first appeared in Goldfinger, Bond’s very first car was the Sunbeam Alpine from Dr No.  1962 Sunbeam Alpine series II roader (1592cc, top speed 160 km/h) In retrospect, the producers of Bond […]

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The Citroën 2CV from For Your Eyes Only

July 12th, 2012 by

When James Bond arrives in Spain on the tail of Cuban hitman Hector Gonzales in For Your Eyes Only, he sees him killed in front of him, shot with an arrow. Making his escape from the scene he runs into the assassin, Melina Havelock, who turns out to be the daughter of Sir Timothy Havelock, a marine biologist working for the British who had been murdered by Gonzales, triggering Bond’s investigation.

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James Bond cars – the Lotus Esprit

August 17th, 2010 by

When James Bond drove a Lotus Esprit S1 directly into the water on the Sardinian coast to escape a helicopter in hot pursuit in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), he introduced what is one of 007’s best-known gadgets; flipping a switch the car turns into a submarine. The Lotus Esprit was a mid-engine coupé […]

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James Bond's Aston Martin DB5

October 27th, 2009 by

The James Bond Aston Martin DB5 displayed at a car show Few cars get close to the style and class of an Aston Martin, but thanks to its appearance in Goldfinger the DB5 has been elevated to mythical status. The standard DB5 coupe came with a 3,995 cc straight-6 engine with a top speed of […]

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James Bond cars: Bentley

October 8th, 2009 by

Although the film series has inextricably linked 007 with Aston Martin, in Ian Fleming’s books James Bond’s personal car was always a Bentley, one of three mentioned in the book series. While a Bentley did make its way into the films – a 1939 4-litre Bentley Vanden Plas Tourer is seen at the beginning of […]

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Aston Martin V8 Volante at Barcelona Classic Car Show

June 9th, 2009 by

The Aston Martin V8 Volante from The Living Daylights was one of the big draws to the Barcelona Classic Car Show last weekend. Surprisingly, the car has a Barcelona registration plate, but it is the same car I’ve seen before, with modifications to take the Q supplied outriders welded underneath.

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Aston Martin Cars

February 22nd, 2007 by

Despite the occasional change of loyalty to Lotus or BMW – and you can always argue that as those cars were supplied by Q-branch that they don’t represent a change of loyalty at all on the part of 007 – Bond has stuck with Aston Martin for a large part of his celluloid career.

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James Bond cars: Barcelona car show

January 9th, 2007 by

Although Bond has no direct links with Barcelona, the 2003 car show did have an extra attraction for Bond fans – a display of cars and other vehicles from all the James Bond films. The car show was held at the Fira de Barcelona Barcelona’s exhibition and conference halls

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