Alternative Bond cars?

mibmib
edited January 2015 in Fan Creations Posts: 31
I think that when Bond go to play golf, and run into Londos streets, he use a different car. Maybe.....a Mini? Inconspicuous, unnoticed and very agile in traffic.

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or maybe it's better a jaguar, definitely more powerful:

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moreover, his DB5 vintage was destroyed by Silva. And now?

Evoque? Green or grey?

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  • Posts: 5,745
    E46 3-series. At least in the Brozza era.

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  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    I personally think he should dump the Aston entirely and go with a Bentley. Continental GT would be my prefered choice

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  • mibmib
    Posts: 31
    M3 or Continental, good choiche but.... Bond loves vintage car? Maybe an old M3....
  • Posts: 4,541
    Considering he is a British style icon, it's hard to believe that we have never seen him at the wheel of a Mini (not a german one) but Bourne beat him to it, an opportunity lost
  • DrShatterhandDrShatterhand Garden of Death, near Belfast
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I personally think he should dump the Aston entirely and go with a Bentley. Continental GT would be my prefered choice

    Aah, the motoring choice of pretty much every Premiership footballer.

    Rather not for Bond, old man :P

  • mibmib
    Posts: 31
    Bond in old Mini? like this?

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    like Mr. Bean or Austin Powers?
    I think the vintage english car (luxury or sport) is better for Bond, about 70/80... a Rover 800 Turbo for example:

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  • edited January 2015 Posts: 4,541
    when you think back to the 60s and 70s when the Mini was the height of fashion, it was the perfect time, too late now (did Austin drive a Mini?)
    another style icon was (is) the E type jag but AP stole that one aswell
    as for those Rover's sorry, sooooooooooo wrong
    PS a proper Morgan would look good if they needed a small 2 seater rather than the tacky BMW in Goldeneye
  • mibmib
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    I love Rover....whit Honda powerplant ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited January 2015 Posts: 16,341
    "Put James Bond back in a Bentley!" has been my banshee-like cry throughout the Ages! 8-X
  • mibmib
    Posts: 31
    Bentely....right! After DB5 destruction, maybe now Bond can buy a vintage Bentley (convertible)
  • edited January 2015 Posts: 4,541
    If it's good enough for Coleen Rooney, its good enough for Bond.
    "My name's Chav, James Chav"
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2190069/Coleen-Rooney-upgrades-luxury-Bentley-GT-Convertible-137-000-version-just-years.html
  • Posts: 4,541
    SAAB Turbos are shooting up in price as classic and I thought they were a great fit for a more mature Bond but never going to happen in a movie.
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    I doubt the average Common-or-Garden chav would get their hands on a Bentley GT - Just because one of the Chav Royale Family owns one, doesn't take that much away from it.
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    Hard to match the class of a DB5, perhaps a change of colour, they did a lovely green.
    http://www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/08-12-2010-ThePavilionGardens-1262/1964AstonMartinDB5-32627.aspx
  • Posts: 1,552
    patb wrote: »
    Hard to match the class of a DB5, perhaps a change of colour, they did a lovely green.
    http://www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/08-12-2010-ThePavilionGardens-1262/1964AstonMartinDB5-32627.aspx
    1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur
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  • Posts: 11,425
    yes i thought a Bentley might have worked. its a great car. proably seen as a bit naff now though.

    the rover idea is hillarious.

    what about an Austin Montego?
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I personally think he should dump the Aston entirely and go with a Bentley. Continental GT would be my prefered choice

    Aah, the motoring choice of pretty much every Premiership footballer.

    Rather not for Bond, old man :P

    Yep sorry Bentley have some great cars but as an option for Bond has been tarnished for me by the likes of Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Savage and Katie Price owning one.

    Aston somehow seems to manage to escape that association (although I'm sure some of the above probably own one also).

    I think Bentley really need to reconsider their brand image like Burberry did a while back due to it being known chiefly as the brand of choice for chavs and football hooligans.

    The only car I can really envisage as replacing the Aston would be a top of the range Jag.

    Love the notion that someone (apparently in all seriousness) can advocate a Rover for Bond!!! Would that be with or without the walnut gear knob?

    I can picture the Q scene:

    'Youre new car 007 - a Rover 800'
    'I'll just talk over you Lynn - I'm not driving a Rover 800, I'm not drving a Rover 800, I'm not driving a Rover 800'.

    Unbelievable.
  • edited January 2015 Posts: 4,541
    looks like he got it off the Queen mum
    PS driving a Mondeo was a low point IMHO
  • edited January 2015 Posts: 4,541
    The Mk1 Esprit is now regarded as a classic. As a nod to RM, would it be too cheesy? (non sub version I mean)
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
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    I've often thought that I will retire into an S2 f/s myself
  • mibmib
    Posts: 31
    Bond won the grey DB5 in Casino Royale. Silva destroy it in Skyfall. This car is too expansive to buy for a public employer like Bond. Bond can't buy another classic vintage like DB5
  • edited January 2015 Posts: 4,541
    Its funy how things come full circle, there was a time when the original Esprit was seen as a little naff and a cheap version of a Ferrari but those lines have dated very well IMHO and it certainly stands out. A new generation of fans would not get the RM era reference, just enjoy it as a classic British supercar.
    http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EModels/S2.html
  • Posts: 11,425
    what about one of those lovely new MGs
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I personally think he should dump the Aston entirely and go with a Bentley. Continental GT would be my prefered choice

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    Gonna quote this because I mostly agree, and what a great looking car! The Continental GT with the fastback looks like a bullet to me :P

    I do love his Astons though and don't want to see them gone... I feel like the Bentley would be his personal car and the Astons his "company" cars :D
  • edited January 2015 Posts: 11,425
    the Continental GT is a nice, aggressive looking car. As much as I like the modern Astons, they lack the aggressiveness of the Bentley. had they used it in Bond when the car first came out it would have made a lot of sense.

    But as others have said, this is a footballer's and rapper's car now.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Moderator
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    RE Bond in a Rover: I think the MG ZT would have been more appropriate.

    Alfa Romeo SZ

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    An unconventional looking car. But I could imagine Dalton slipping behind the wheel of one for Bond #17.
  • mibmib
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    Getafix wrote: »
    this is a footballer's and rapper's car now.
    sad truth :( :( :(
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited January 2015 Posts: 7,322
    mib wrote: »
    Bond won the grey DB5 in Casino Royale. Silva destroy it in Skyfall. This car is too expansive to buy for a public employer like Bond. Bond can't buy another classic vintage like DB5

    Hard to say that these are the same DB5; what are the chances Dimitrios would have installed the exact same gadgets as the DB5 from Goldfinger?
    Also it's pretty safe to assume that Bond's operating on more income than just what his job offers him.
  • mibmib
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    Another thing: Dimitrios DB5 has left hand drive, Skyfall DB5 has right hand drive!!!! :D
  • Posts: 1,552
    Q branch tinkering with Bond's motor?
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