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Cars in James Bond Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Cars in James Bond Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

'64 Lincoln ContinentalJames Bond movies are known for sexy cars, women, and Mr. Bond himself. While there are many extremely sexy cars, like the multiple Alfa Romeo models and the Aston Martins, there are plenty of rather ugly cars that defy the norm. These are a few of the best and worst cars that made appearances in the hot spy flicks over the years.

The Good:

Aston Martin

Aston MartinAston Martin Made famous by James Bond, Aston Martin cars are the epitome of luxury, performance, and British style. The origins of this storied sports car company go back nearly 100 years to Buckinghamshire, England.

In beginning of the 20th century, early car enthusiasts raced each other three-quarters of a mile up a hill. It may not seem impressive today, but back then getting a car quickly up 80 meters was quite a feat. The hill was called Aston Hill and when Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford won with the car they built themselves, the name Aston Martin for their fledgling car business was born.

Oh, Bond, James Bond

James BondJames Bond has transcended generations, keeping audiences engaged and always wanting more. For all his iconic moments, from the martini drinking, to the wooing of women, and driving spectacularly sleek cars, this particular model is likely the most iconic James Bond car of them all.

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 first appeared as a James Bond car in Goldfinger, but has since made several top car lists. Those who love classic cars, and even those who don’t know much about them, can certainly find one thing in common: a mutual respect for a car whose smooth curvatures and status make it impossible to deny its place in classic car history.

10 of the Most Famous Cars in Movies

10 Of The Most Famous Cars: What classic car enthusiast doesn’t love watching a movie with a wild, rip-roaring chase scene or a loud, growling drag race? What car aficionado doesn’t pay more attention to the car and its specs in a movie rather than the plot? Here we are going to pay homage to those movie-watching car lovers by taking a look at 10 of the Most Famous Cars in Movies.

10. 1972 Ford Gran Torino – Gran Torino (2008):

Aston Martin In Popular Culture

Few names in the pantheon of automotive manufacturers hold the same sort of notoriety for elegance and mystique as Aston Martin. The Great Britain-based brand is a notable maker of luxury sports cars, and has been heavily featured in various forms of media throughout the years. Pop culture is a great reflection of the big players of the times, and Aston Martin’s heavy presence in popular entertainment is a good reflector of their impact on the automotive landscape.

James Bond Aston Martin Sold For $4.5 Million

Back in August we helped to spread the news about the fact that a vehicle that many consider to be “the most famous car in the world” was going up for sale. On October 27th the annual RM Automobiles of London sale took place across the drink, and the centerpiece of the show was the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that Sean Connery famously drove as agent 007 in the unforgettable James Bond movies Thunderball and Goldfinger.

RM Auctions’ “Automobiles of London” Event On Tap Oct. 27th

Classic car fans will want to take note of a huge happening that is going to take place in London, England on the 27th of October. The Automobiles of London sale, an annual RM Auctions event, is going to be truly extraordinary this year, featuring more than eighty of the world’s most sought after fine collectible specimens.

The centerpiece of this extravaganza is perhaps the most famous “movie car” of all time: the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that was driven by Sean Connery as agent 007 in the classic James Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball. There were only two such vehicles used in the movies, and this is the only one that remains, United Kingdom registration number FMP 7B.

James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Up For Grabs

There are many cars that have played a major role in popular culture over the years, but the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that appeared in the classic James Bond movies may be the most recognizable. It was driven by Sean Connery in a number of the films, including Thunderball and Goldfinger, and this particular specimen has reached iconic status via motion picture notoriety.