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As the 25th James Bond movie arrives in cinemas this week, we say goodbye to Daniel Craig as he retires from the 007 role. However, there is some good news for James Bond fans as “No Time To Die” features an extremely exciting car chase scene.

One of the most iconic aspects of James Bond movies is the various cars that make their way onto the silver screen. While fans everywhere would like to debate who the best Bond is, we’re wondering which Bond had the coolest car? 

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1. Aston Martin DB5 – Goldfinger (1964)

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Arguably the most famous Bond car of all, Aston Martin’s DB5 made its first appearance with Sean Connery in “Goldfinger” — a movie that would catapult the James Bond franchise into its legendary status. 

It introduced audiences to the famous suite of gadgets: machine guns, tyre slashers, hydraulic rams, and the ejector seat. The DB5 was also launched only three months prior to filming the movie. 

2. Lotus Esprit S1 – The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

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Another car also made iconic by the film franchise, the Lotus Esprit first appeared in 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me” starring the late Sir Roger Moore. This car was especially unique as it was a fully functioning working submarine with anti-aircraft missiles.

The actual vehicle right now is owned by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla.

3. Aston Martin V8 Vantage – The Living Daylights (1987)

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Another Aston Martin, this time for Timothy Dalton in 1987. Gadgets included a control panel under the armrest for wheel lasers, missiles, pop-out spiked tyres, a rocket booster, and a police radio receiver. 

The car was also bulletproof. If all the gear were real, the car would weigh in at an estimated 800 million kilograms. 

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4. Tuk-tuk – Octopussy (1983)

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Technically not really an actual “car”, this Bajaj RE, or tuktuk or autorickshaw was driven by Roger Moore for the 13th 007 film, “Octopussy”. 

The scene involved Bond winning a high-stakes backgammon game against an Afghan prince, and then hooking up with MI6 agent Vijay for a sharp exit. The duo is then pursued by said prince’s goon, wielding a shotgun in a similar-looking vehicle.

5. Renault 11 TXE – A View To A Kill (1985)

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The car became famous for its ability to soldier on after suffering a mortifying injury: the roof being removed as Bond drives under a lorry, and the rear half of the car being cut off after being hit by another vehicle. Funnily enough, both halves of the car went on sale just a couple of years ago. Watch the iconic scene below:

6. Mercury Cougar XR7 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

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This one isn’t technically a Bond car. It belonged to Tracy di Vicenzo (played by Diana Rigg), Bond’s (played by George Lazenby) wife. The Mercury Cougar was the brand’s take on the Ford Mustang, fitted with a ram air hood scoop, rally wheels, high-backed bucket seats, and a full gauge kit. 

7. Citroen 2CV – For Your Eyes Only (1981)

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By: Sarah Ridzwan
Title: 7 of the Best 007 Cars in the Bond Franchise
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Published Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 03:10:00 +0000

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UNLEASHING POWER AND PASSION: The Frank Tiegs Collection Roars into Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction

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UNLEASHING POWER AND PASSION: The Frank Tiegs Collection Roars into Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO YENKO COPO – NO RESERVE

Enthusiasts and collectors alike are in for an unforgettable showcase of automotive history with the Frank Tiegs Collection at Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction, set to unfold January 20-28 at WestWorld. Frank Tiegs may not be a name that you are familiar with, but the world will know his collection when the auction concludes in January. This extraordinary collection features 28 muscle cars hailing from the late ’60s and early ’70s, each representing a chapter in the rich tapestry of American muscle. From the legendary Camaros to the rare Thunderbolt and the Hollywood-starred Oldsmobile, every vehicle in this showcase narrates a distinctive tale of power, performance and unbridled passion. Each will be auctioned with No Reserve, providing a unique opportunity to own a slice of the muscle-car legacy.

2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS LS6 – NO RESERVE

One standout in the Frank Tiegs Collection is the Daytona Yellow 1969 Chevrolet Yenko COPO Camaro. Don Yenko himself sold this one, and it’s the only survivor, according to COPO Connection. The lineup also includes a black 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS and a silver one, adding more muscle to the mix. This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 finished in silver is packing the original COPO ZL1 aluminum-block 427ci engine. This ride, #9 out of the 69 produced, went through a thorough restoration that used plenty of new-old-stock parts and a GM factory-assembled body shell to correct the body mods from its drag-racing days.

Completing the Chevrolet lineup in the collection, is a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6. It packs an LS6 454ci engine mated to an M22 4-speed manual Rock Crusher transmission. Holding on to its originality, it sports a CRV-code 3.31 posi-traction rear axle assembly. Also making its mark is a 1969 Chevrolet COPO Chevelle and a 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS, one of the 4,475 LS6 cars built in 1970. These Chevrolets add a diverse touch to the already impressive collection.

2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE RAM AIR III – NO RESERVE

Adding more color to the offering is the 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III, famously dubbed the “Psychedelic Judge.” Painted in Mint Turquoise, this GTO boasts a distinctive exterior adorned with factory Judge decals in blue, orange and pink, paired with a red bucket-seat interior. What makes this ride truly unique is its deviation from the standard color combo for a factory WT1 Judge option, a move not typically permitted but somehow realized by GM of Canada. Classified as one of the 75 GTO Judges finished in Mint Turquoise in 1970, this particular model stands out as a one-of-one “error,” as Mint Turquoise GTOs were intended to have black or Sandalwood interiors. Under the hood, the Psychedelic Judge is powered by a documented Judge 400ci Ram Air III engine, factory-rated at 366 horsepower and 445 ft/lbs of torque. It’s mated to a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission with a 3.55:1 posi-traction differential.

The collection also includes other Pontiac GTOs, such as a 1964 Pontiac GTO featuring a 389ci engine with a rating of 360 horsepower and finished in its original Silver Mist Gray color. Additionally, there’s another 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III in its original Starlight Black over a red interior, complete with full PHS paperwork and its Pontiac Division Window Sticker.

2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 – NO RESERVE

The Blue Oval brand is well-represented in the Frank Tiegs Collection with a lineup of impressive Mustangs. Leading the pack is a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 boasting a matching-numbers engine and rear end, with the added distinction of its VIN ending in 429. Another standout is a Grabber Green 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, preserving its original interior and factory options as detailed in the Marti Report and still rocking its matching-numbers engine along with original body panels and Ford factory parts.

Another Ford offering in the collection is a 1971 Mustang Boss 351, one of 1,806 Bosses built in 1971. Painted in the unique Bright Blue Metallic shade, this Boss 351 is one of seven featuring Magnum 500 chrome wheels, with five equipped with power steering, and only four produced with consoles and AM radios – making this Mustang one of the select three with this combination. Additional Mustangs in the collection include a meticulously restored, matching-numbers 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and a 1969 Ford Mustang 428 SCJ R-Code equipped with the R-code 428ci Super Cobra Jet engine, 4-speed transmission and Drag Pak, and featuring a W-code axle.

2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1964

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: UNLEASHING POWER AND PASSION: The Frank Tiegs Collection Roars into Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction
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Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 19:00:46 +0000

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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale

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Ex-Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW RS 500 at the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.

1907 Quadrant at the Bonhams February auction
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.

This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
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Published Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 17:36:07 +0000

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE “SPEEDVETTE” – NO RESERVE

Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.

This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.

This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.

The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.

Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

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Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/speedvette-raw-power-comes-alive-with-gms-ls3-engine-no-reserve-2024-scottsdale/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 21:10:11 +0000

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