10 August 2012

Video: Photographing James Bond's other cars

OK, James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 is arguably the best known of the super spy's cars, but there are many others that are just as eye-catching  with the added bonus of being far less pricey. Check out our photo shoot for Hagerty Classic Cars magazine where we shut down the famous Las Vegas Strip to capture the Bond cars for the rest of us, including a 1977 Lotus Esprit S1, 1996 BMW Z3, and 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1.


3 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Mike S Ohio, USA August 26, 2012 at 13:50
    I really liked the article about the Bond cars. Does make a guy feel a bit old when he remembers all the Bond movies from when they were new. Great pictures and story. For me, I would rather be leaning on the fender of a 39 LaSalle funeral coach. Mike
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    Rok Lager W. Palm Beach, FL August 29, 2012 at 00:09
    I read with interest the Rob Sass article on B-List Bond Cars. I just wanted to state for the record that there were in fact (at least) two seperate Lotus Esprit Turbos used in the film. One was indeed a real Lotus, the other was in fact a "wet sub." A wet sub piloted by some of my friends (in SCUBA gear) with whom I worked at Perry Submarines (Riviera Beach, FL). The fiberglass shell of a Lotus was combined with components we built for the other "wet" subs seen to be chasing Commander Bond. The liitle yellow wet subs from Perry Submarine were called, "Reef Rangers." If you look at the film closely, you can see bubbles coming from a vent in the fiberglass shell of a Lotus. LOL. Also when the prop car seems to be driving up onto the beach, look closely and you can see a piece of fishing line, that is actually pulling the car from water. It was NOT a real "dry" sub.
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    Usually insurance camopnies will not let you start a policy until you actually own the vehicle. But you can still call or talk to an agent to get a quote and then once you are actually purchasing the vehicle, you can call them and start the policy. Since you are buying a car for the first time and insurance as well, I would recommend you go to a local insurance agent and sit down with them and talk with them about the various coverages and whatnot as many camopnies that you call over the phone will try to sell you the cheapest insurance which does not provide good protection in the event of an accident. Also, check several different camopnies for quotes and make sure you get a quote with the same coverages so as to see who can offer you the best rate.

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