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Slideshow: From Aston Martin to DeLorean, the Best Movie Cars
6/24/2013

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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)

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dmorgan
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Re: DB5
dmorgan   9/26/2014 9:02:10 AM
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Me too!!! I vaguely remember a loud "Nooooo" coming from my in the theater and my wife's elbow!!

networksguy
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Re: The Sunbeam Alpine was the FIRST BOND CAR
networksguy   9/17/2014 9:59:46 AM
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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!

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Bullitt picture
Bullitt#6001   7/21/2014 12:34:18 PM
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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....

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Re: Barris Custom Autos
Charles Murray   7/2/2014 6:35:03 PM
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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.

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Barris Custom Autos
rruther2   5/22/2014 1:24:53 AM
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I just knew there would be the Barris custom Batmobile and others but a guy could be wrong. Chech it (them) out.

Charles Murray
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Re: Best Movie cars
Charles Murray   5/12/2014 6:19:37 PM
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Thanks for that info, That*Guy. We'll check it out.

That*Guy
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Re: Best Movie cars
That*Guy   5/6/2014 9:15:00 AM
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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
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Re: The Seven-Ups
Charles Murray   4/25/2014 5:02:17 PM
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For those who care, Volume 3 of "Best Movie Cars" will be coming up in a week or so.

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The Seven-Ups
Charles Murray   4/24/2014 6:45:28 PM
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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.

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Re: Among the missing
Charles Murray   3/28/2014 6:20:40 PM
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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.

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