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British superspy 007 is a bit predictable. Shaken-never-stirred martinis, swiss watches, and perfectly tailored suits are what James Bond is all about. However, Bond fans expect a bit more for upcoming 007 flicks. That’s right, they expect Bond to set the scene with a gorgeous set of wheels. From Sean Connery in his silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5 to Pierce Brosnan in his BMW Z3, James Bond has quite the car record.

James Bond has driven some eye-popping cars on screen 

Sure, the film franchise’s fans will most closely associate Bond with Aston Martins. Rightfully so, the three different actors drove the DB5 on-screen: Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. That’s just the DB5, mind you. Over the years, Bond has piloted some seriously cool rides. 

  • 1957 Ford Fairlane
  • 1961 Sunbeam Alpine Series II
  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5
  • 1969 Aston Martin DBS
  • 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7
  • 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
  • 1974 AMC Hornet X Hatchback
  • 1977 Lotus Esprit S1
  • 1981 Lotus Esprit Turbo
  • 1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
  • 1995 BMW Z3
  • 1997 BMW 750iL
  • 1999 BMW Z8
  • 2002 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
  • 2006 Aston Martin DBS V12
  • Series III Land Rover 
Izabella Scorupco and Pierce Brosnan with a James Bond car, a BMW Z3.
Izabella Scorupco and Pierce Brosnan with a BMW Z3 | Keith Hamshere, Getty Images

Over the years, James Bond has driven a multitude of scene-stealing Aston Martins, with several models making more than one movie appearance. For instance, Timothy Dalton drove an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante in “The Living Daylights.” However, that same style of Cumberland Grey Vantage hit the streets again as one of the nostalgic James Bond cars in “No Time to Die.”

Beyond the winged badge, Bond had a relationship with BMW during Pierce Brosnan’s tenure as 007. Of course, the iconic Silver Birch DB5 appeared in several of Brosnan’s films, like “Goldeneye,” and “Tomorrow Never Dies.” In fact, that film featured one of the better examples of the DB5 in action, namely a spirited chase between the mid-sixties Aston and a Targa-top Ferrari F355 GTS. 

Bond’s BMW phase began with an Atlanta Blue 1995 BMW Z3 in “Goldeneye.” Unfortunately, the Z3 didn’t perform any of the guns-blasting, ejector seat-firing antics we’ve come to expect from the films. Fans didn’t have to wait long, though; Bond’s BMW 750iL and Z8 were firing missiles in the next two films. 

As expected, though, Bond was back in an Aston Martin by the time Pierce Brosnan filmed his last 007 movie, “Die Another Day.” The next James Bond will likely work in some of the fan-favorite cars.

Source: James Bond Lifestyle