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Becoming James Bond

By raccars Published

They say every man wants to be like him, but a licence to kill, a harem of women and a garage full of Aston Martins aren't within the reach of most men. However, you can 007 up your life with these relatively affordable cars, all driven by Bond on film at some point.

Alfa Romeo GTV6

In 1983's Octopussy, 007 steals a grey Alfa while trying to defuse a bomb hidden in Octopussy's circus by villain Kamal Khan in Berlin. This eighties classic also saw success on the racetrack but you can bag one for about £6,000 these days.

Citroen 2CV

The 2CV makes an appearance in 1981's For Your Eyes Only, with Roger Moore at the helm once again. In one of the most original Bond film chase scenes ever, the yellow Citroen helps Bond and Carole Bouquet as Bond girl, Melina Havelock, escape the baddies through hilly Spanish olive groves. This budget French motor is not the most glamorous or luxurious vehicle but has become a classic and a collector's item. You can find them available from about £2,500 today.


From 1996's Goldeneye, the Z3 was allegedly equipped with missiles and various other gadgets but with very little screentime given to this car, we didn't get to see them in action. However, this is one of the most affordable Bond cars going, available from £3,000 currently. Bond also briefly drove a BMW Z8 in The World Is Not Enough and a remote controlled 750iL in Tomorrow Never Dies.

Lotus Esprit

1977's The Spy Who Loved Me featured one of the most memorable Bond cars yet, a Lotus Esprit S1 with the unique capability to transform into a submarine. The Esprit also appeared in For Your Eyes Only, this time an Esprit Turbo, self-destructing in Spain and a bronze model in Italy. This classic British sports car is pretty rare on the market these days, but examples can be tracked down, starting at about £25,000.

Triumph Stag

A British classic in its own right, the Stag was commandeered by Bond after villain Peter Franks was arrested at Dover in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever. You're looking at about £5,500 to get your hands on one of these.

Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

This is the first car driven by James Bond on film, in 1962's ground breaking Dr No. This very American car is rare in the UK, but good, restored examples can be found from around £27,000

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