HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Automotive News
Slideshow: From Aston Martin to DeLorean, the Best Movie Cars
6/24/2013

Image 1 of 20      Next >

According to movie legend, Aston Martin was initially reluctant to part with its Aston Martin DB5 for the filming of the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger. As a result, the producers had to pay for the prototype used in most of the scenes. The vehicle, considered to be the most famous in movie history, provided Bond with an assortment of gadgets, including revolving license plates, a GPS dashboard, armrest controls, smoke screen, oil slick, rear bullet-proof screen, front-wing machine guns and, of course, the ejector seat.   (Source: Aston Martin)
According to movie legend, Aston Martin was initially reluctant to part with its Aston Martin DB5 for the filming of the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger. As a result, the producers had to pay for the prototype used in most of the scenes. The vehicle, considered to be the most famous in movie history, provided Bond with an assortment of gadgets, including revolving license plates, a GPS dashboard, armrest controls, smoke screen, oil slick, rear bullet-proof screen, front-wing machine guns and, of course, the ejector seat.
(Source: Aston Martin)

Image 1 of 20      Next >

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Page 1/8  >  >>
dmorgan
User Rank
Iron
Re: DB5
dmorgan   9/26/2014 9:02:10 AM
NO RATINGS
Me too!!! I vaguely remember a loud "Nooooo" coming from my in the theater and my wife's elbow!!

networksguy
User Rank
Silver
Re: The Sunbeam Alpine was the FIRST BOND CAR
networksguy   9/17/2014 9:59:46 AM
NO RATINGS
I had a Sunbeam Alpine in the late 60's.  It was a wonderful car -- fun to drive, amazing cornering (it was light and well-balanced).  1600cc aluminum head inline 4 with dual downdraft carburators (tuned by ear).  I once spun out on a wet curve and stripped several lug nuts, causing one wheel to come off completely.  I limped into the next town on 3 nuts/wheel and found replacements... ah, the things we survive in our teenage years ;-).

The biggest downside of the car was how hard it was to find repair parts in a small town in the midwest -- this was before Fedex and UPS.  The Rootes Group didn't have much of a footprint in the US in those days.  But it still makes me want to go shopping for one every time I remember how much fun it was!

Bullitt#6001
User Rank
Iron
Bullitt picture
Bullitt#6001   7/21/2014 12:34:18 PM
NO RATINGS
The second Bullitt picture is not the 1968 but the 2008-9 Bullitt Mustang that Ford produced to honor the film.  It's a great car I own Serial number 6001 and have had it since new.  edit: Oopps didn't see slide 9....

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Barris Custom Autos
Charles Murray   7/2/2014 6:35:03 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, rruther2, it's almost impossible to do a slideshow like this without a car from Barris. They did the atmobile, Munster Koach, Beverly Hillbillies truck, KITT from Nightrider and many more.

rruther2
User Rank
Iron
Barris Custom Autos
rruther2   5/22/2014 1:24:53 AM
NO RATINGS
I just knew there would be the Barris custom Batmobile and others but a guy could be wrong. Chech it (them) out.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Best Movie cars
Charles Murray   5/12/2014 6:19:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for that info, That*Guy. We'll check it out.

That*Guy
User Rank
Iron
Re: Best Movie cars
That*Guy   5/6/2014 9:15:00 AM
NO RATINGS
Maxwell Smart drove a Sunbeam Tiger (V8), not a Sunbeam Alpine in the opening credits of "Get Smart"...it was the dream car of my youth...it fact, I still wish I owned one.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: The Seven-Ups
Charles Murray   4/25/2014 5:02:17 PM
NO RATINGS
For those who care, Volume 3 of "Best Movie Cars" will be coming up in a week or so.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
The Seven-Ups
Charles Murray   4/24/2014 6:45:28 PM
NO RATINGS
Those who like the Bullitt chases scene should watch a 1973 film called "The Seven-Ups." That movie has a a similar chase scene, directed by the same director. It even uses the same (very easily recognizable) stunt driver as Bullitt.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Among the missing
Charles Murray   3/28/2014 6:20:40 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, wealthy characters did have car phones in some of the old movies, Tweet. I recently saw an old Bond movie (I think it was Goldfinger) and Sean Connery was talking on a car phone from his Aston Martin.

Page 1/8  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs from Automotive News
If any big company can make a sudden and successful leap into the business of building cars, Apple Inc. would have to be considered the most likely candidate.
The smartphone may be on the verge of its next great automotive conquest -- the inside of your car door.
Last week’s news that Chevrolet will take its all-electric Bolt concept car to production could be a sign that there's a step-change in EV battery technology on the horizon.
A well-known automotive consultant who did an extensive teardown of BMW’s i3 all-electric car said its design is groundbreaking in multiple ways. “We’ve torn down about 450 cars, and we’ve never analyzed anything like this before.”
With 54.5 mile-per-gallon fuel efficiency standards now just a decade away, automakers and suppliers have begun ratcheting up their efforts to apply start-stop technology to automobiles.
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Feb 23 - 27, Baremetal C Programming for Embedded Systems
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service