Bond Cars that Should Have Been, or Should Be

BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
edited September 2018 in General Discussion Posts: 2,980
The missed opportunities of the past, and new opportunities for the future. What cars should Bond drive/have driven?

Take the BMW Z3 from GE. Not a particularly good looking car IMHO, and highly underutilized, some say due to it being a prototype and BMW being unwilling to risk its destruction in a stunt. At the same time, they were producing a much more beautiful, and often overlooked car; the 8 series.
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The though of an action sequence in a Bond movie featuring this car is the stuff of my dreams!

Or perhaps, instead of the horrible Hornet in TMWTGG, the Bricklin SV-1;
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What cars do you wish Bond had driven? What cars would you like to see him drive going forward?
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Having fun with the audience, I'd like to see Bond in the field paired with an inconspicuous choice: a 1981 Saab 900 Turbo. The Silver Beast. Fully loaded.

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    And some snow plows.

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  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    A nice Jaguar MkII 3.8. A car chase with that would've been cool!
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    A classic !
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    The E-Type is nice, yes!
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited March 2017 Posts: 23,883
    I'd like Bond in an S-Class. I'm partial to them generally, even if it's a classic version like the 450SEL 6.9 beast from Ronin. They are the top of the pile when it comes to sedans & real wolves in sheep's clothing in the higher powered versions. He drove a rental S in SF from Shanghai Airport, and it would have been nice if there had been a chase after Patrice.
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  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    That's a big car that Bond could fling around in. Excellent!
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    Gerard wrote: »
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    A classic !
    bondjames wrote: »
    I'd like Bond in an S-Class. I'm partial to them generally, even if it's a classic version like the 450SEL 6.9 beast from Ronin. They are the top of the pile when it comes to sedans & real wolves in sheep's clothing in the higher powered versions. He drove a rental S in SF from Shanghai Airport, and it would have been nice if there had been a chase after Patrice.
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    A big yes to both!
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    The Gibbs Aquada was a big missed opportunity;
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  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    Another missed opportunity from days gone by, the 1969 Holden Hurricane concept;
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    The tech already equipped on the car straight from Holden was good enough for Q to have made it.
  • edited September 2017 Posts: 12,292
    Gerard wrote: »
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    A classic !

    Came here to say this. A British icon and would have been a nice fit for Lazenby if they hadn't gone with Aston Martin again, or even for Moore. Nice seeing it cameo in the new Kingsman film.

    Aside from the E Type I would have liked to see him in a Bentley at some point. And the DB7 could have been a nice fit in the Brosnan era. It's also a shame that the DB9 came out just as a four year gap set in, but there is a danger of overusing the Astons I think. I'm not sure every single Bond should drive them. The next actor should have something different imo. Maybe a Jag or the new Bentley speed six.

    In terms of cars from the films that were underused it was a shame Connery's vintage Bentley in NSNA didn't get a bit more screentime, and I always liked the Z8 (although I do like how it was used, Bond finally gets to it and thinks yeah this will be easy now and then it's sawn in half almost straight away, that was a nice twist).
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & the Bond double bill of '83!
    edited September 2017 Posts: 4,883
    In the OHMSS novel Tracy didn't have a Mercury, she drove a Lancia. Now that's the kind of classy taste I'd expect of her. Such a shame they didn't go for that in the film.

    Even for Bond a classic Lancia Flaminia Super Sport would have been a tasteful choice:

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    Stunning car.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Robotswana
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Well, that's familiar.
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  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    De Tomaso Mangusta
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    edited October 2017 Posts: 3,575
    Aston Martin DB7. Would have been great for the Brosnan era in place of the BMW's.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & the Bond double bill of '83!
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    Aston Martin DB7. Would have been great for the Brosnan era in place of the BMW's.

    I agree but I love the Z8 nevertheless.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Robotswana
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    Phantom Corsair
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    The cars they make today are hideous, but the Lamborghini Miura is a thing of beauty. This is a car that would have been perfect for Moore's Bond.

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Robotswana
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    The cars they make today are hideous

    You can say that again. It is the same with architecture. Just no class and style around anymore.

  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    BMW Z1
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  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
    edited November 2017 Posts: 6,598
    Oh hell no, that was one big failure! Not only in it's handling, but design too! Never seen something looking so cheap go for that much money.


    Anyway, as a Dutchman, I should obviously offer the Carver One:

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    But, don't worry, there's a new little Nelly based on this in the making:




  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    edited September 2018 Posts: 2,980
    I could see this having been a villain’s car in the 90’s.
    Bugatti EB110:
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  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    If Bond had been a BMW driver earlier:
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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Robotswana
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    If Bond had been a BMW driver earlier:
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    That car has some style and personality, unlike the monstrosities from the 90s and beyond.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Gerard wrote: »
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    A classic !

    Came here to say this. A British icon and would have been a nice fit for Lazenby if they hadn't gone with Aston Martin again, or even for Moore. Nice seeing it cameo in the new Kingsman film.
    Connery does drive a red E-Type in Woman of Straw.

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Robotswana
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    Not for Bond, but for a villain:
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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    How about these two Beetles from the VW Museum? The one on the left is a hot air balloon basket and the one on the right goes underwater.

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  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited October 2018 Posts: 13,419
    Having fun with the audience, I'd like to see Bond in the field paired with an inconspicuous choice: a 1981 Saab 900 Turbo. The Silver Beast. Fully loaded.

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    And some snow plows.

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    The Saab 900 Turbo was the one I was thinking about too! Icebreaker on screen. You certainly have my support for that. The snowplough scene was a real highlight!
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    Yes please !!

    I would love 'Icebreaker' to get the screentime it deserves !!!!
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