What is it about the James Bond character that has captivated audiences for over 50 years? Is it the cinematography? The fantastic script writing? Is it the impressive casting of handsome Hollywood men? Or is it the luxuries?


 Let’s face it: Bond doesn’t do anything that’s average. 007’s lovers, his lifestyle, and especially his cars are always top notch. Today, we’ll just focus on the cars. Here are the Top 10 James Bond Cars in chronological order of appearances:.

Some other memorable cars that did not make our list are:

– The 1962 Sunbeam Alpine Series II; although it’s not Bond’s most glamourous car, it was the first car he was ever seen driving in.
– The 1967 Toyota 2000 GT; Japan’s first supercar.  Only 351 models of this car were made which makes it more uncommon to come across than a DB5.
– The 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7; technically it was his future wife’s car in Her Majesty’s Secret Service(1969).

9. The 1935 Bentley Mark IV Drophead 3.5 Litre

Bentley Mark IV Drophead

Bond: Sean Connery 

 The car James drove in the first Bond movie was a Sunbeam Alpine Series II 1962. Not his most extravagant, but definitely worth a mention. The 1935 Bentley Mark IV appeared in the second James Bond movie ever made, From Russia With Love(1963). The Mark IV makes this list because when it was featured in this 1963 film, it was already 30 years old. At the time, it was considered a classic. It was important for the producers to include a Bentley in the film because in many of the Ian Fleming novels, Bond drives a Bentley 4.5 litre. In From Russia With Love, James is seen picnicking with Sylvia Trench alongside the Bentley. He pulls the convertible top up from the car and he and Sylvia have some Bond-style alone time.

8. The 1963 Aston Martin DB5

Bond: Sean Connery 

Specs: 2 door coupe body style with a front mounted engine delivering power to the rear wheels.
4 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder that has an output of 282 bhp, top speed: 240 km/h, A 5 speed manual transmission delivers the power to the driven wheels.

The 1963 DB5 was the first Aston Martin to make an appearance in a James Bond film.  It first appeared in Goldfinger(1964) and then in the Bond movie that followed immediately after it; Thunderball(1965). Since its James Bond Film debut, the ‘63 Aston Martin has become one of the most infamous movie cars.  It is often referred to as, “James Bond’s car.” Some even argue that James Bond films were what really put Aston Martin on the map. This classic was featured in some of the more recent Bond films as well; Goldeneye(1995), Tomorrow Never Dies(1997), Casino Royale(2006) and Skyfall(2012). Aston Martin and James Bond became an on screen iconic relationship.

7. The 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Bond: Sean Connery 

 In the 1971 film, Diamonds are Forever, producers had 007 in one of the most action-packed car chases of his time.  Bond finds himself surrounded by cop cars as he is getting chased by police on the Las Vegas Strip.  Seriously, what else would you drive during a police chase on the Las Vegas strip?  A muscle car was the perfect choice.  A Ford Mustang was an even better decision.  In 1971, Ford wanted the Mustang Mach 1 to be the car that James Bond was driving.  They saw the rise in sales from other car companies after their appearances in James Bond Films and they wanted a piece of the action.  They wanted it so bad that when a Mustang was destroyed while shooting the scene, Ford happily kept sending brand new ones to set.   However, technically the car was not Bond’s in the movie, it was Tiffany Case’s.  James just borrowed it.  

Sources : wheels.ca
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