Watch How the Bond Cars Have Evolved Over Time
On October 5, 1962, a little film by the name of Dr. No took to U.K. theaters. It was produced on a budget of just one million dollars, but with leading man Sean Connery on screen, the movie would net $59.6 million worldwide and truly make “James Bond” a household name. 53 years and 23 films later, it’s safe to say the James Bond franchise is better than ever, especially for fans of the iconic Bond cars. Since ’63, James Bond has proven himself a man of fine automotive tastes, wheeling the best that Aston Martin, BMW, and Bentley had to offer…as well as handful of other interesting picks. Who can forget the Lotus Esprit submarine car from 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me and the midair-flipping AMC Hornet from The Man with the Golden Gun. Check out the clip below from Auto Insurance Center to watch the evolution of the Bond cars, starting with Dr. No and going all the way to the SPECTRE Aston Martin DB10. RELATED: Check Out the Iconic James Bond '64 Aston Martin DB5
Couldn’t remember them all? That’s alright, some flew a bit further under the radar than others. For instance, Sean Connery made his James Bond debut behind the wheel of a Sunbeam Alpine, which is said to have been borrowed from a Jamaican resident during filming. In stark contrast, the Mach 1 Ford Mustang from Diamonds Are Forever made an infamous movie car error after it drove through an alley on two wheels, and emerged on the opposite pair.
One of the best Bond car stories of all relates to 1967’s You Only Live Twice and the film’s petite Toyota 2000GT coupe, which the 6’2” Sean Connery could not fit into. Toyota’s answer? Cut the roof off. The end result is the world’s only pair of official Toyota 2000GT roadsters.
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