50 James Bond cars on show mark 50 years of spy saga
Melbourne: The world’s most famous secret agent turns 50 this year and celebrating this, a collection of 50 vehicles from the James Bond films has gone on show in England.
The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu has put together the show, Bond In Motion, to commemorate the event since the first Bond film, ‘Dr No’.
It took more than a year of planning to bring the huge variety of vehicles together in the one location.
The vehicles have been sourced from a variety of collectors including the Ian Fleming Foundation and Eon Productions as well as several private collectors.
Some of the star attractions include the Lotus Esprit submarine from ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, the crashed Aston Martin DBS from ‘Casino Royale’ and, of course, the Aston Martin DB5 from ‘Goldfinger’, the Age reported.
But it’s not just cars on display, as there are plenty of two-wheel machines including one of the Cagiva motorbikes that managed to survive the opening sequence in ‘Goldeneye’, where the 007 rides off a cliff to catch a plane.
There are also a number of boats, including the Q Jet Boat that terrorises London in the opening of ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and the speedboat featured in ‘From Russia with Love’.
One of Bond’s more unusual machines, the Cello case sled from ‘The Living Daylights’, is also on show.
There are aircraft too, including the unforgettable ultra-light plane, ‘Little Nellie’, made famous in ‘You Only Live Twice’.
The exhibition will run for a year and will coincide with the latest Bond film ‘Skyfall’, due for release later this year.