Top Ten Cars used by James Bond
Updated November 22, 2013
If you are a fan of James Bond movies you will know that he is famous for his love interest and gadgets as well as the fully equipped cars that he drives.
This article will look at the different makes and models of cars that have been used in James Bond Movies.Sunbeam Alpine Series II
The first James Movie was brought to us in 1962 and was called Dr No this film seen Sean Connery in the lead role.
The car used in this film was a Sunbeam Alpine series II this British made classic was initially developed by Sunbeam-Talbot dealer George Hartwell as a one-off rally car.
The Sunbeam Alpine II came with a 1592 cc engine producing 80 bhp and came with revised rear suspension.
Lotus Esprit Turbo
Lotus is one of the most recognisable car manufacturers to have ever provided a car for this secret agent.
The Lotus Esprit Turbo was used in For Your Eyes Only released in 1981 and starred Roger Moore as the ever smooth and suave secret agent.
Although the Esprit Turbo was the second Lotus used in a James Bond film the first will be featured in this article later.
The Esprit Turbo came with a 2.2 Litre engine and a 5 speed manual transmission.
Aston Martin DBS
The Aston Martin DBS was introduced to the market in 1967 and starred in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969 which starred George Lazenby as James Bond.
Although some people believed that the car was the star and George Lazenby was the machine due to his rather wooden acting.
This model only lasted 5 years however the design lived on through the V8 and the V8 Vantage series of cars until 1989.
This is the second entry for a car that was used in For your Eyes Only, the Citroen is an unlikely entry into this list of cars used by James Bond due to the lack of built in extras such as an ejector seat or rear oil spray however if you have seen the film you will know why.
This French car was known for its size and economical use, however in the film the Citroen is seen being driven down some steep hills to escape the baddies.
Toyota 2000 GT
Considered to be Japans first supercar the Toyota 2000 GT was seen in You Only Live Twice in 1967.
The Toyota 2000 GT was a limited-production car that came with a front engine, rear wheel drive, two seats, this model was designed by Toyota in collaboration with Yamaha it was first showing to the public in 1965 at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
James Bond films and Aston Martin go hand in hand with a total of 9 films featuring Aston Martins.
The V8 Vantage appeared in The Living Daylights starring Timothy Dalton and came fully equipped that including front facing rocket launchers, spike producing tyres and side outriggers.
Aston Martin DBS V12
The Aston Martin V12 was seen in Casino Royale starring Daniel Craig as James Bond not the spoof James Bond Film starring David Niven.
Although there was no special extras shown in the car other than the secret compartments that housed James Bond’s Walther PPK and an emergency med kit that had medical link to MI6 HQ and a mini defibrillator.
Ford Mustang Mach 1
The Ford Mustang Mac 1 appeared in the film Diamonds are forever although this was not an official MI6 car.
James Bond is seen driving this car around the streets of Las Vegas on 4 wheels and 2 wheels whilst driving through a narrow alley whilst trying to lose the local police force.
This is the second entry into the list of James Bond Cars and appeared in the film The Spy who loved me.
Unlike the Esprit Turbo this Esprit come fully loaded with gadgets such as Anti-Aircraft missiles it was capable of transforming into a Submarine.
Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 has appeared in 6 James Bond films the first appearance of the DB5 was in Goldfinger and is seen in Skyfall being shot to pieces and blown up if you have not seen the film sorry about that.
The DB5 that featured in Goldfinger was sold for $4.6 million in 2010.
These are off course only a handful of cars that have featured in James Bond films, as a James Bond Fan we all have a favourite film and therefore a favourite Car so whether it is the BMW that appeared in The World is not Enough or an Alfa Romeo GTV6 that featured in Octupussy we would all like to own a car like James Bond.
Steve Wilson is a movie enthusiast that loves to restore old bangers back to pristine condition and as such can answer the question How Much is My Car Worth when his friends ask him.
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