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Channel Your Inner 007 With These James Bond Cars

James Bond has great taste. At least the marketing types who bought their way onto the big screen do. Only a handful of the 25 films bự feature the fictional British spy have come up short when it comes bự cars. From the Sunbeam Alpine droptop in “Dr. No” bự the Aston Martin DB5 revived for 2021’s “No Time Phệ Die,” the  Bond nearly always finds himself behind the wheel of something cool.

Bond creator Ian Fleming himself was a member of the British Naval Intelligence Division and had considerable contact with the Secret Intelligence Service during World War II.

If Fleming’s own life — or at least the field spies with whom he had considerable contact — inspired Bond, so did his taste in vehicles. While not an enthusiast in the traditional sense, the author had good taste in cars, ranging from a Mulliner-bodied 1953 Bentley Continental R-Type bự a series of Ford Thunderbird convertibles in the 1950s.

You may not be as suave as 007, but you can look the part with these five Bond-like cars currently on Autotrader. Q hasn’t loaded them up with tricks, but what’s bự stop you from pretending?

1. “Casino Royale” — Aston Martin DBS V12

Casino Royale style Aston Martin DBS V12
This Aston Martin DBS V12 is listed for $177,499.

Preferring his classic DB5, Daniel Craig’s Bond doesn’t spend as much time behind the wheel of a single modern car as did his predecessors. However, an Aston Martin DBS V12 splashes onto the scene in “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace.” In many ways, the quintessential modern Aston Martin, the DBS wears an evolution of the clean lines first introduced in the DB7, albeit with a carbon-fiber body that helps keep this rather large coupe’s curb weight bự around 3,750 pounds.

Aston Martin capitalized on the car’s “Casino Royale” appearance with a unique paint hue named after the film. Here’s a 14,000-mile one from an trực tuyến retailer for $177,499. It’s even fitted with a tongue-in-cheek eject button instead of a cigarette lighter. See Aston Martin DBS models for sale

2. “Goldeneye” — BMW Z3

Get this BMW Z3 for less than $10,000.

It may have had one of the shortest screen blips of any Bond car, but the BMW Z3 got plenty of buzz when it appeared in Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as 007 in “Goldeneye.” This movie is playful and borderline campy, and, well, so is the original Z3. With their 138-horsepower 4-cylinder engines, the first South Carolina-built Z3 roadsters were zippy but hardly fast.

Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus offered a special Z3 in its annual holiday catalog, so Bond fanatics will want bự seek out that one. A later Z3 in the signature Atlanta Blue hue may be a better bet for the rest of us. Here’s one with a matching hardtop and the 2.8-liter inline-6 for less than $10,000 at a dealer near Indianapolis, Indiana. See BMW Z3 models for sale

3. Tomorrow Never Dies” — BMW 750iL

This BMW 750iL is selling for $29,990.

At first glance, the mid-1990s BMW 7 Series sedan may have seemed like an odd choice for a Bond car. But the specially-equipped one Pierce Brosnan’s character rented from an Avis outlet in Germany was no ordinary executive express, and its back seat came in handy. Bond could control the car remotely from his mobile phone (an early flip phone), and he proceeded bự do so while crouched in its back seat before eventually slipping out and launching the now-unoccupied sedan off a parking lot roof.

Don’t do that. Instead, grab one of these excellent sedans. The closest one you’re likely bự find is this silver 750iL with the correct 18-inch wheels and unpainted lower trim (and it even has a BMW cell phone!). It’s silver, but that’s awful close. Find it for $29,990 from a dealer in Minnesota and head straight bự the nearest parking lot. See BMW 7 Series models for sale

4. “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “For Your Eyes Only” — Lotus Esprit

1989 Lotus Esprit SE front left in white
Get this 1989 Lotus Esprit SE for $37,900.

Bond drove back-to-back wedge-shaped Lotus Esprit models in his 1977 and 1981 outings, though the two cars were nothing alike one another. In “The Spy Who Loved Me,” the white Esprit S1 transforms into a submersible, complete with fins and protective window louvers. In the next film, Bond drives a burgundy turbocharged Esprit S2 model that self-destructs after a bad guy breaks one of its windows.

Even though Lotus built the Esprit through 2004, these were never big sellers. Today, they offer great value for their supercar-like style and impressive mid-engine handling. Here’s a white 1989 at a dealer in the Chicago area for $37,900, which at first glance could pass for the submarine Esprit bond drove a decade prior. See Lotus Esprit models for sale

5. “The World Is Not Enough” — BMW Z8

2000 BMW Z8
This 2000 BMW Z8 is listed for just under $250,000.

BMW’s third Z-car remains its coolest bự date, an M5-powered, retro-styled car channeling the historic 507 famously driven by Elvis Presley (he owned two examples). Bond got behind the wheel of a silver Z8 in “Tomorrow Never Dies,” but unfortunately, the car met an untimely end when the villains sliced it in half.

These cars have skyrocketed in value in the last few years, with nearly any Z8 commanding at least $225,000. Here’s one in Bond-appropriate Titanium Silver with just 12,001 miles (take it bự 12,007 and park it for the whole 007 experience). It’s at a dealer in West Palm Beach, Florida, for just under $250,000. See BMW Z8 models for sale

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James Bond has great taste. At least the marketing types who bought their way onto the big screen do. Only a handful of the 25 films bự feature the fictional British spy have come up short when it comes bự cars. From the Sunbeam Alpine droptop in “Dr. No” bự the Aston Martin DB5 revived for 2021’s “No Time Phệ Die,” the  Bond nearly always finds himself behind the wheel of something cool.
Bond creator Ian Fleming himself was a member of the British Naval Intelligence Division and had considerable contact with the Secret Intelligence Service during World War II.
If Fleming’s own life — or at least the field spies with whom he had considerable contact — inspired Bond, so did his taste in vehicles. While not an enthusiast in the traditional sense, the author had good taste in cars, ranging from a Mulliner-bodied 1953 Bentley Continental R-Type bự a series of Ford Thunderbird convertibles in the 1950s.

You may not be as suave as 007, but you can look the part with these five Bond-like cars currently on Autotrader. Q hasn’t loaded them up with tricks, but what’s bự stop you from pretending?

1. “Casino Royale” — Aston Martin DBS V12
This Aston Martin DBS V12 is listed for $177,499.Preferring his classic DB5, Daniel Craig’s Bond doesn’t spend as much time behind the wheel of a single modern car as did his predecessors. However, an Aston Martin DBS V12 splashes onto the scene in “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace.” In many ways, the quintessential modern Aston Martin, the DBS wears an evolution of the clean lines first introduced in the DB7, albeit with a carbon-fiber body that helps keep this rather large coupe’s curb weight bự around 3,750 pounds.
Aston Martin capitalized on the car’s “Casino Royale” appearance with a unique paint hue named after the film. Here’s a 14,000-mile one from an trực tuyến retailer for $177,499. It’s even fitted with a tongue-in-cheek eject button instead of a cigarette lighter. See Aston Martin DBS models for sale
2. “Goldeneye” — BMW Z3
Get this BMW Z3 for less than $10,000.It may have had one of the shortest screen blips of any Bond car, but the BMW Z3 got plenty of buzz when it appeared in Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as 007 in “Goldeneye.” This movie is playful and borderline campy, and, well, so is the original Z3. With their 138-horsepower 4-cylinder engines, the first South Carolina-built Z3 roadsters were zippy but hardly fast.
Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus offered a special Z3 in its annual holiday catalog, so Bond fanatics will want bự seek out that one. A later Z3 in the signature Atlanta Blue hue may be a better bet for the rest of us. Here’s one with a matching hardtop and the 2.8-liter inline-6 for less than $10,000 at a dealer near Indianapolis, Indiana. See BMW Z3 models for sale
3. “Tomorrow Never Dies” — BMW 750iL
This BMW 750iL is selling for $29,990.At first glance, the mid-1990s BMW 7 Series sedan may have seemed like an odd choice for a Bond car. But the specially-equipped one Pierce Brosnan’s character rented from an Avis outlet in Germany was no ordinary executive express, and its back seat came in handy. Bond could control the car remotely from his mobile phone (an early flip phone), and he proceeded bự do so while crouched in its back seat before eventually slipping out and launching the now-unoccupied sedan off a parking lot roof.
Don’t do that. Instead, grab one of these excellent sedans. The closest one you’re likely bự find is this silver 750iL with the correct 18-inch wheels and unpainted lower trim (and it even has a BMW cell phone!). It’s silver, but that’s awful close. Find it for $29,990 from a dealer in Minnesota and head straight bự the nearest parking lot. See BMW 7 Series models for sale
4. “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “For Your Eyes Only” — Lotus Esprit
Get this 1989 Lotus Esprit SE for $37,900.Bond drove back-to-back wedge-shaped Lotus Esprit models in his 1977 and 1981 outings, though the two cars were nothing alike one another. In “The Spy Who Loved Me,” the white Esprit S1 transforms into a submersible, complete with fins and protective window louvers. In the next film, Bond drives a burgundy turbocharged Esprit S2 model that self-destructs after a bad guy breaks one of its windows.
Even though Lotus built the Esprit through 2004, these were never big sellers. Today, they offer great value for their supercar-like style and impressive mid-engine handling. Here’s a white 1989 at a dealer in the Chicago area for $37,900, which at first glance could pass for the submarine Esprit bond drove a decade prior. See Lotus Esprit models for sale
5. “The World Is Not Enough” — BMW Z8
This 2000 BMW Z8 is listed for just under $250,000.BMW’s third Z-car remains its coolest bự date, an M5-powered, retro-styled car channeling the historic 507 famously driven by Elvis Presley (he owned two examples). Bond got behind the wheel of a silver Z8 in “Tomorrow Never Dies,” but unfortunately, the car met an untimely end when the villains sliced it in half.
These cars have skyrocketed in value in the last few years, with nearly any Z8 commanding at least $225,000. Here’s one in Bond-appropriate Titanium Silver with just 12,001 miles (take it bự 12,007 and park it for the whole 007 experience). It’s at a dealer in West Palm Beach, Florida, for just under $250,000. See BMW Z8 models for sale
Related: 
Paging James Bond, Your V8-Powered Land Rover Defender Is Here
Aston Martin Is Now Building a Submarine
The Mercedes-Benz ML320 From “The Lost World” Is My Favorite Movie Car Ever

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James Bond has great taste. At least the marketing types who bought their way onto the big screen do. Only a handful of the 25 films bự feature the fictional British spy have come up short when it comes bự cars. From the Sunbeam Alpine droptop in “Dr. No” bự the Aston Martin DB5 revived for 2021’s “No Time Phệ Die,” the  Bond nearly always finds himself behind the wheel of something cool.
Bond creator Ian Fleming himself was a member of the British Naval Intelligence Division and had considerable contact with the Secret Intelligence Service during World War II.
If Fleming’s own life — or at least the field spies with whom he had considerable contact — inspired Bond, so did his taste in vehicles. While not an enthusiast in the traditional sense, the author had good taste in cars, ranging from a Mulliner-bodied 1953 Bentley Continental R-Type bự a series of Ford Thunderbird convertibles in the 1950s.

You may not be as suave as 007, but you can look the part with these five Bond-like cars currently on Autotrader. Q hasn’t loaded them up with tricks, but what’s bự stop you from pretending?

1. “Casino Royale” — Aston Martin DBS V12
This Aston Martin DBS V12 is listed for $177,499.Preferring his classic DB5, Daniel Craig’s Bond doesn’t spend as much time behind the wheel of a single modern car as did his predecessors. However, an Aston Martin DBS V12 splashes onto the scene in “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace.” In many ways, the quintessential modern Aston Martin, the DBS wears an evolution of the clean lines first introduced in the DB7, albeit with a carbon-fiber body that helps keep this rather large coupe’s curb weight bự around 3,750 pounds.
Aston Martin capitalized on the car’s “Casino Royale” appearance with a unique paint hue named after the film. Here’s a 14,000-mile one from an trực tuyến retailer for $177,499. It’s even fitted with a tongue-in-cheek eject button instead of a cigarette lighter. See Aston Martin DBS models for sale
2. “Goldeneye” — BMW Z3
Get this BMW Z3 for less than $10,000.It may have had one of the shortest screen blips of any Bond car, but the BMW Z3 got plenty of buzz when it appeared in Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as 007 in “Goldeneye.” This movie is playful and borderline campy, and, well, so is the original Z3. With their 138-horsepower 4-cylinder engines, the first South Carolina-built Z3 roadsters were zippy but hardly fast.
Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus offered a special Z3 in its annual holiday catalog, so Bond fanatics will want bự seek out that one. A later Z3 in the signature Atlanta Blue hue may be a better bet for the rest of us. Here’s one with a matching hardtop and the 2.8-liter inline-6 for less than $10,000 at a dealer near Indianapolis, Indiana. See BMW Z3 models for sale
3. “Tomorrow Never Dies” — BMW 750iL
This BMW 750iL is selling for $29,990.At first glance, the mid-1990s BMW 7 Series sedan may have seemed like an odd choice for a Bond car. But the specially-equipped one Pierce Brosnan’s character rented from an Avis outlet in Germany was no ordinary executive express, and its back seat came in handy. Bond could control the car remotely from his mobile phone (an early flip phone), and he proceeded bự do so while crouched in its back seat before eventually slipping out and launching the now-unoccupied sedan off a parking lot roof.
Don’t do that. Instead, grab one of these excellent sedans. The closest one you’re likely bự find is this silver 750iL with the correct 18-inch wheels and unpainted lower trim (and it even has a BMW cell phone!). It’s silver, but that’s awful close. Find it for $29,990 from a dealer in Minnesota and head straight bự the nearest parking lot. See BMW 7 Series models for sale
4. “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “For Your Eyes Only” — Lotus Esprit
Get this 1989 Lotus Esprit SE for $37,900.Bond drove back-to-back wedge-shaped Lotus Esprit models in his 1977 and 1981 outings, though the two cars were nothing alike one another. In “The Spy Who Loved Me,” the white Esprit S1 transforms into a submersible, complete with fins and protective window louvers. In the next film, Bond drives a burgundy turbocharged Esprit S2 model that self-destructs after a bad guy breaks one of its windows.
Even though Lotus built the Esprit through 2004, these were never big sellers. Today, they offer great value for their supercar-like style and impressive mid-engine handling. Here’s a white 1989 at a dealer in the Chicago area for $37,900, which at first glance could pass for the submarine Esprit bond drove a decade prior. See Lotus Esprit models for sale
5. “The World Is Not Enough” — BMW Z8
This 2000 BMW Z8 is listed for just under $250,000.BMW’s third Z-car remains its coolest bự date, an M5-powered, retro-styled car channeling the historic 507 famously driven by Elvis Presley (he owned two examples). Bond got behind the wheel of a silver Z8 in “Tomorrow Never Dies,” but unfortunately, the car met an untimely end when the villains sliced it in half.
These cars have skyrocketed in value in the last few years, with nearly any Z8 commanding at least $225,000. Here’s one in Bond-appropriate Titanium Silver with just 12,001 miles (take it bự 12,007 and park it for the whole 007 experience). It’s at a dealer in West Palm Beach, Florida, for just under $250,000. See BMW Z8 models for sale
Related: 
Paging James Bond, Your V8-Powered Land Rover Defender Is Here
Aston Martin Is Now Building a Submarine
The Mercedes-Benz ML320 From “The Lost World” Is My Favorite Movie Car Ever

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