James Bond will forever be associated with Aston Martin, but 007 drove plenty of other interesting cars in the franchise's long history. Some were lackluster, while others were inspired. These ten are the latter.
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Sunbeam Alpine – Dr. No
Dr. No might be the first-ever Bond film, but no one seems to remember the car he drove in it, a pretty Sunbeam Alpine. The Alpine might not have had the elegance of the Aston Martin DB5, but frankly, few cars of the era did. Pay special attention to the "in car" footage here: It's, uh, not the most convincing of special effects.
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Ford Mustang Mach 1 – Diamonds Are Forever
It's fitting that the final Sean Connery Bond film previews the camp to come in the Roger Moore era. Bond (two-)wheels around Las Vegas in a Mustang Mach 1, the perfect car for this 1971 film.
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BMW 750iL – Tomorrow Never Dies
The Bond franchise started its three-film partnership with BMW on the wrong foot with the Z3, which appeared in 1995's GoldenEye. That car was a little soft for Bond, though thankfully it had a minimal amount of screen time. The tricked-out 750iL Bond drives in Tomorrow Never Dies, with its memorable parking garage chase scene, was a big improvement—though it wasn't the best BMW Bond ever drove.
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BMW Z8 – The World Is Not Enough
While the subtle, quick 750iL is a great spy car, it's perhaps not a great Bond car. 1999's The World Is Not Enough fixed that with the BMW Z8, though it's only on screen briefly. This was the last film where Bond drove a BMW, switching back to Aston permanently in 2002's Die Another Day.
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Alfa Romeo GTV6 – Octopussy
The Alfa Romeo GTV6 might be one of the coolest cars Bond ever drove, and it wasn't even his. He stole it from a hapless bystander to evade some henchmen. The incredibly stylish GTV6 would be the perfect car for Bond, if he was employed by the Italian government.
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Citroen 2CV – For Your Eyes Only
The Citroën 2CV might be the slowest thing James Bond ever drives, but he certainly makes it work in For Your Eyes Only. If early-'80s music is your thing, this is a great chase scene.
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Toyota 2000GT – You Only Live Twice
The gorgeous Toyota 2000GT convertible in 1967's You Only Live Twice didn't technically belong to Bond, but we're going to make an exception for this one. It plays a large role in the film and, well, just look at it–it's easily one of the prettiest cars to appear in a Bond film, especially considering the convertible was a custom job, necessary because Connery couldn't fit in the production coupe.
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AMC Hornet – The Man With The Golden Gun
How appropriate that Bond's malaise era features an icon from America's malaise era, the AMC Hornet. It's not the coolest car on its own, but it played a major part in the iconic river jumping scene which amazingly, wasn't a special effect: The filmmakers , and captured it in a single take.
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Lotus Esprit S1 – The Spy Who Loved Me
If there was any car to challenge Bond's many iconic Aston Martins, it'd be this Lotus Esprit S1. It's featured in one of the best car chases in any Bond film, and it can turn into a submarine. We wouldn't mind seeing Bond in a modern Lotus, frankly.
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Bentley 4.5-Liter "Blower" - Various Ian Flemming Novels
Ok, so we're cheating a bit here, but it was either this or the Z3 from GoldenEye. In many of Ian Flemming's Bond novels, the titular charecter always drove a supercharged Bentley. Elegant, sporty, and British, this is a car that suited Bond beautifully.