boston.com   your connection to The Boston Globe

Cars.com asked Bond experts to look back on the cars in 007's long history and give their thoughts on the best of Bond's wheels. They were bound by a few rules: The cars had to be outfitted with some kind of MI6 gadget, Bond had to be behind the wheel at some point, and the car needed to make more than a passing appearance in the film. Here are their picks, including a couple that slip past the rules. No. 1: 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Movie: 'Goldfinger,' 1965 Why? Both agreed that nothing tops this Aston Martin. 'The DB5 launched the era of space-aged gadgets that would become a hallmark of the series,' Pfeiffer says, 'much to the chagrin of Sean Connery, who felt the character of Bond was now overshadowed by the hardware.' Dempsey concurs: 'Cars have loomed large in films and TV for years, but none have had the panache of the car introduced by M in 'Goldfinger.' It had the audacious passenger ejection seat, oil slick dispenser, machine guns, a bulletproof rear barrier, tire slashing hubcaps and revolving license plates. I think it appealed to every male, from teenager to retiree.'
 
 
Top 007 Cars
Cars.com asked Bond experts to look back on the cars in 007's long history and give their thoughts on the best of Bond's wheels. They were bound by a few rules: The cars had to be outfitted with some kind of MI6 gadget, Bond had to be behind the wheel at some point, and the car needed to make more than a passing appearance in the film. Here are their picks, including a couple that slip past the rules.

No. 1: 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Movie: "Goldfinger," 1965

Why? Both agreed that nothing tops this Aston Martin. "The DB5 launched the era of space-aged gadgets that would become a hallmark of the series," Pfeiffer says, "much to the chagrin of Sean Connery, who felt the character of Bond was now overshadowed by the hardware." Dempsey concurs: "Cars have loomed large in films and TV for years, but none have had the panache of the car introduced by M in 'Goldfinger.' It had the audacious passenger ejection seat, oil slick dispenser, machine guns, a bulletproof rear barrier, tire slashing hubcaps and revolving license plates. I think it appealed to every male, from teenager to retiree."

(Cars.com)
 
Sponsored Links