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TOP 5 JAMES BOND CARS

By Various
Friday, April 5, 2019

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TOP 5 JAMES BOND CARS

5. Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Diamonds Are Forever, 1971 

Mustang

If you need to blast around Las Vegas with Jill St. John’s Tiffany Chase, pursued by a fleet of police, what better car than this brash American Mustang Mach 1? Bright red and fitted with the special ‘Fastback’ performance option, the car’s starring moment comes when Bond takes the wheel and puts it on two wheels to escape down a very narrow alley. 

  

Despite being one of cinema’s most famous movie mistakes – the car exits the alley on the other two wheels – it has earned its place as one of the superspy’s most iconic motors.

  

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2016 16 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK 5.0 V8 GT SPECIAL EDITION 2DR MANUAL 410 

Mustang

4. CITROEN 2CV - FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, 1981

2CV

We just had to include the bright yellow Citroen 2CV! It was a beat up, unreliable old banger, but the producers still managed to churn out a fast paced, light humoured chase sequence through a Spanish olive plantation.


The actual car was fitted with a more powerful engine so that it could keep ahead of the Peugeot 504s that were chasing it. 


The car itself isn't too interesting, and certainly not something Bond would go out of his way to drive. But the chase has proved to be very popular, with the Corgi model car being one of their best sellers. Citroen even made a special 007 edition of the real car, with a large 007 logo and fake bullet hole stickers on. 

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2017 66 CITROEN 1.2 C1 PURETECH FLAIR 5DR MANUAL 82 BHP

C1

3. ASTON MARTIN DBS - CASINO ROYALE, 2006

DBS

As sad as the demise of any Bond car is, none can possibly match the spectacular end met by the Aston Martin DBS in Casino Royale. As Daniel Craig's Bond chases down Vesper Lynd's abductors on a dimly lit Montenegro mountain road, she suddenly appears lying bound in the middle of the road. Bond swerves to avoid her, flipping the DBS a record seven times before crashing down onto the grass. 


The DBS featured in Quantum of Solace wasn't exactly babied, either. In part driven by Ben "The Stig" Collins, this DBS participates in a wild chase around Italy's Lake Garda and inside a quarry.

 

Though it didn't feature in the movie, one of the many cars used in the chase accidentally plunged into the lake after stunt driver Fraser Dunn lost control, smashed through a rather flimsy protective railing and dropped 8 meters into the drink. He survived relatively unscathed, but the car had to be salvaged from 55 meters down. 

ALTERNATIVE

2016 16 JAGUAR F TYPE 3.0 2DR AUTOMATIC 335 BHP

Jag

2. LOTUS ESPRIT - THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, 1977

Lotus

 

Now this is what Bond cars are all about, and it's about the best you can do without being an Aston Martin. Chased by a motorbike, cars, a helicopter, and underwater enemies as it turned into a submarine!

It sounds cheesy, but it was done with class.


The mechanical dashboard beautifully transformed, to reveal submarine instruments and dials, and the underwater scene was the most exciting since Thunderball. 


On top of that, Barbara Bach was in the passenger seat. What more could you ask for? They even managed to fit a joke in, as the car emerged from the sea on to a busy beach, Bond opens the window and throws a fish out. 

ALTERNATIVE

2014 64 PORSCHE CAYMAN 2DR AUTOMATIC 275 BHP

Porche

1. ASTON MARTIN DB5 - GOLDFINGER, 1964

DB5

Well, what could we say. Cars have long been beautiful additions to films, but the Aston Martin DB5 was more than a side-line. Introduced by Q in one of his most memorable scenes, the gadgets were revealed up front, so that the viewers knew exactly what was coming--but they didn't know when.

 

The DB5 is truly iconic, it's the first car that comes to anyone's mind when thinking of James Bond. 

Goldfinger made the Aston Martin name what it is today. Aston Martin is James Bond's car. The DB5 Gadgets, the night chase through the backlots of Pinewood Studios, The ejector seat, The Corgi toy model. The DB5 returned for many more Bond films including Thunderball, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Skyfall.


 

 

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DONT BE SILLY...THERE IS ONLY ONE!

  

 


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