James Bond cars

Following the James Bond theme we have been exploring here at Quote Detective during the month of May, it seems fitting to delve into all things 007.

If it’s an iconic car you are looking for, look no further than the Aston Martin DB5- a car that has now become synonymous with Mr. Bond. Perhaps the most famous example can be found in the 1965 film ‘Thunderball’, with the DB5 that Connery used selling for a massive £5.2 million in auction last year. This highlights the cultural significance of Bond cars and the massive impact the franchise has had on the film industry since its first release in 1962.

Secondly, the Lotus Esprit S1 has gained legendary status in our minds thanks to the unforgettable underwater scene in the 1977 hit film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’. However, this particular scene was heavily aided by special effects and editing, and it would therefore be naïve of us to assume that the Lotus was a champion diver in its own right. Despite this, the image on Roger Moore gliding effortlessly through the Med has achieved this motor global recognition.

Finally, this article would not be complete without a mention of the Sunbeam Alpine- the first car we see James driving in Dr. No that has not been expertly commandeered from a ruthless villain. This has consequently been hailed the first ‘James Bond car’ and earned its place in British hearts.

Overall, these three vehicles are now labelled as some of the most well-known both at home and abroad thanks to Albert Broccoli’s production of the Bond films.