Most Expensive James Bond Cars Through History
In this list we’ll explore the five highest priced cars that mr. Bond has taken to the silver screen.
5. Toyota GT2000
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The Toyota From You Only Live Twice is a classic Bond car. Its value is estimated to be at the 1 million mark. This is one of the few times where Bond doesn’t cruise around in an Aston Martin, and is reportable Daniel Craigs favourite bond car.
4. 1977 Lotus Esprit
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Another non Aston Martin makes the list. The Lotus is very unique as it is fully amphibious and works underwater for real. The car was actually discovered by a couple and then sold to Telsa founder, Elon Musk for a price of 1 million.
3. Jaguar C-X75
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The Jaguar from Spectre is a spectacular example of a sports car that oozes luxury, perfect for a British gentleman spy. However this isn’t for Bond, this car actually belonged to Mr.Hinx, the antagonist of the film. He uses the Jaguar in a speedy pursuit where he fails to catch up, despite on paper the Jag being the faster car. The value is put at 1.2 million.
2. Aston Martin DB10
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This Aston Martin solidified the their identity as the car for any super spy. This was the first car Aston had Custom made for a bond movie, bumping the value all the way up to 3.5 million. This is the car he used to escape the pursuit from the Jaguar listed above. Originally this car is for agent 009, but 007 falls in love with the Aston (who can blame him) and steals from Q.
1. Aston Martin DB5
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The original gentleman spy car. This car has made appearances in 9 Bond films, so good luck trying to separate the two in your mind. The car is totally kitted out with awesome spy gadgets, weapons and emergency systems. This Db5 is valued in at 4.6 million which is the price it fetched at auction.
Bonds Bond With Cars
James Bond, the iconic fictional character, is closely associated with certain cars, particularly Aston Martin. The association between James Bond and Aston Martin can be traced back to the 1964 film “Goldfinger,” in which Bond (played by Sean Connery) drove an Aston Martin DB5, complete with a range of special gadgets and modifications.
Since then, Aston Martin has been featured in many other James Bond films, and has become something of a symbol of the franchise. Other cars that have been associated with James Bond over the years include Lotus, BMW, and most recently, the Aston Martin DB10, which was created specifically for the 2015 film “Spectre.”
There are several reasons why James Bond has become so closely associated with certain cars. One is that cars are an important part of the James Bond character and the franchise as a whole. Bond is known for his love of gadgets and luxury items, and cars are a natural fit for that image. Additionally, the cars featured in James Bond films often have special modifications and features, such as weapons, bulletproof glass, and high-tech communication systems, which add to the excitement and adventure of the films.
Another reason why James Bond is associated with certain cars is the power of product placement. The makers of the James Bond films have often worked with car manufacturers to promote their products, and the association with James Bond can be a powerful marketing tool for car companies. The cars featured in James Bond films often become highly sought-after among fans and collectors, which can help to boost sales and brand recognition.
In summary, James Bond is associated with certain cars, particularly Aston Martin, because of their importance to the character and the franchise, as well as the power of product placement and marketing. The association between James Bond and cars has become a key part of the James Bond mythology, and has helped to create some of the most iconic and memorable moments in the history of the franchise.