Elly kicked Kendall into a canter. Her mind raced as the horse gathered speed. Today it looked harmless, but she knew its power. A wise person never underestimated its potential to wreak havoc. Those murky depths held many secrets. They were scared — these were tough people who had seen floods come and go before but this continuous downpour was testing them all.
You scared me. It was short and shallow, sometimes interspersed with a guttural cough or two. There were fewer and fewer to listen these days.
All his friends and even those who used to be friends had gone or simply disappeared. It was a very rare time he recognised a face or a read a name or a saw a place he still recognised from his youth. The river was a deep green colour. It lolled between steep banks of heavy, grey clay where the huge trees grew.
It carried forth the music of childish laughter backgrounded by the rhythmic thwack of a cricket bat. Peter had driven us here with the offer of a lift home. A night nearly over, a mish-mash of streamers and weary dancers scattered across the dance floor. The day had started with such promise. My doctors tell me, every breath inhaled here earns me another. Dare you disagree. I peel back my throwover to capture some early rays working hard to burn away the morning chill. Only, my nightingale, Billie, fusses over me.
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Like his previous Bentley, the Mark VI is grey with dark blue leather upholstery. After Moonraker this model is never mentioned again. Bond, having purchased the car in a wrecked state, upgrades the engine from a 4. The Mark II was also grey; however, the interior was black leather.
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The Mark II Continental is last seen in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service where Bond upgrades the vehicles once again with an Arnott supercharger controlled by a magnetic clutch, causing Rolls-Royce, worried about potential damage to the engine, to disown the car. He uses the car in a race with the Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo in her Lancia Flaminia Spyder towards the beginning of the book. Bond dubs the car "the locomotive".
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Shortly after capturing Mr. Alfa Romeo Supercharged Straight-8 . The Man with the Golden Gun. American Motors Car dealership. Featured in The Man with the Golden Gun. He makes his exit by crashing through the showroom window. Pepper was in it looking to test drive it. A Hornet was also used for the famous twisting corkscrew aerial jump that was captured in just one filming sequence. Seven tests were performed in advance before the one jump performed by an uncredited British stuntman "Bumps" Williard for the film with six or 8, depending on the source cameras simultaneously rolling.
An engineer  at the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory CAL used computer modeling to calculate the stunt and specified 1, Francisco Scaramanga and Nick Nack. The featured car in The Man with the Golden Gun. In the film, the Matador coupe is converted into a 'car plane' to fly from Bangkok to an island in the China Sea. With the flight tail unit, the complete machine was 9. Bangkok Police.
The featured police car in The Man with the Golden Gun. Bond is seen briefly driving the Jeep through some caves. Featured in A View to a Kill where Stacey is seen driving home. Henchman Perez. Aston Martin DB5 . In the novelisation of GoldenEye it is stated that Bond purchased the DB5 as his own personal vehicle, although the version of Casino Royale , which reboots Bond film continuity, shows Bond winning it in a game of poker in The Bahamas ; as such the Casino Royale version of the vehicle is the only one that is not outfitted with special equipment Brosnan's DB5 is shown to have special features in GoldenEye such as a teleprinter disguised as a CD player, and a champagne cooler.
It also appears in numerous other films in association to Bond including a small cameo in Catch Me If You Can where the main character purchases one to be like Bond, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in which Bernie Mac 's Bosley drives one and The Life and Death of Peter Sellers in which Geoffrey Rush , playing Peter Sellers , is shown driving one at the time of making Casino Royale , even though in real life that film did not feature the vehicle.
Appears in the pre-credits sequence as Bond makes his escape, where the rear-facing water cannon are activated this gadget was not referred to in Goldfinger , and this fades into the aquatically-themed credits sequence.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Aston Martin DBS . The car was seen in only four scenes, including the pre-credits teaser and as James and Tracy's wedding car. Nothing is known about what kind of gadgets were installed, except that it had a hiding place for a sniper rifle in the glovebox. Obviously — given what happens at the end of that movie — it was not fitted with bulletproof glass. The car was actually cropped out of the frame on the "pan-and-scan version" of the film. The Living Daylights. Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante. A convertible, it is later "winterised" with a hardtop.
It comes with all the usual refinements, including extending side outriggers, spike-producing tires, missiles, lasers an update of the DB5's tyre-slashers , signal-intercepting smart radio, head-up display and rocket propulsion. It could also self-destruct when primed. Seen parked in front of Oxford University and driven by Bond in a transitional scene of Bond arriving at the Ministry of Defence. The World Is Not Enough. Seen parked in at the funeral of Sir Robert King. A thermal image of the DB5 briefly shown towards the end of the movie.
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish . The car is equipped with all the usual refinements, including front-firing rockets between two machine guns, hood-mounted target-seeking shotguns, spike-producing tires, again and a passenger ejector seat in homage to the original Aston Martin DB5, but used here in a clever bit of improvisation by to right the car when it has been flipped onto its roof.
The Aston was also equipped with "adaptive camouflage" — a cloaking device that allowed it to become effectively invisible at the push of a button. This vehicle was also featured in the video games Nightfire and Everything or Nothing Casino Royale. Featured in the second Casino Royale. The DB5 is owned by a gambling villain in the Bahamas, which Bond acquires in a poker game. It has no special modifications. A slightly darker-coloured vehicle to that featured in Casino Royale is heavily damaged after a chase at the beginning of the film in Siena , Italy.
Two gadgets are shown on this vehicle, the ejector seat and two front-firing machine guns. This is the first time the machine guns have been used in action since 's Goldfinger. This car is destroyed in the climactic battle scene. Originally intended for , Bond absconds to Rome with the vehicle. Gadgets include a rear-facing double-barreled gun, a rear-facing flamethrower, and an ejection seat with parachute. Following a chase and successful ejection, Bond sinks the car in the Tiber.
The DB5 from Skyfall is found in Q's lab, in the process of being rebuilt, and is seen completed at the end of the film, to be driven from MI6 by Used as a part of General Koskov's defection and escape to Austria. The car has a Vienna-registration, W The car is the ownership of the Audi Museum in Igolstadt, Germany. British Intelligence.
This was the estate version of the Audi saloon See above. The car's Moroccan. The car ends up flipped over and he continues his escape on a Honda motorbike. Several are engaged in pursuit and are destroyed at the hands of Bond's Aston Martin, the first is cut in half by the Aston's laser tyre shredder, the second is sunk into a frozen lake after the Aston cuts a hole in the ice, whilst another plummets from a ramp and goes through a shed. From Russia with Love. Never Say Never Again.
Live and Let Die. Bentley R-Type Continental. These two cars are in pursuit. BMW Z3 . British Secret Service. Supposedly equipped with 'Stinger' missiles and other armaments, which are never seen or used except for a deployable parachute and auto-HUD. Car is left-hand drive. Total screen time less than two minutes.
Tomorrow Never Dies. BMW iL . Loaned to Bond by Q at an Avis rental station in Germany, this car is equipped with missile launchers , caltrops , self-inflating tires and a near-impenetrable body. The BMW can be remotely controlled via a special Ericsson cell phone. During a chase inside a carpark, Bond exits the car and remotely drives it to the rooftop, sending it flying off the carpark before crash-landing into an Avis station across the street.
Diamonds Are Forever. Commandeered by Bond at the Port of Dover , after Franks is arrested. The Spy Who Loved Me. Leyland Sherpa van.
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Used by Jaws posing as a telephone engineer. He subsequently tears it apart trying to thwart Bond and Anya's escape. The van's engine eventually overheats and seizes in the middle of the desert. Used by Smithers to follow Kamal Khan from Sotheby's. British Government. Appears outside the Blayden Safe House, and in the emergency response convoy shortly after Necros' attack. Agents follow Bond through Istanbul.
Spectre assassin Donald "Red" Grant steals the car and uses it to follow Bond. For Your Eyes Only. Used in major car chase, after Bond's own car - Lotus Esprit Turbo - explodes. Bond and love interest Malina Havelock are pursued by evil henchmen in Peugeot s. The chase includes a hairpin road, an olive orchard, and a village. At one point the 2CV is on its side, and is righted by hand.
Bond and Havelock dispatch their pursuers with car accidents, and make their escape. Strangways is shot in the vehicle by the Three Blind Mice. This was the first vehicle to feature in any James Bond film. Mr Solo is shot in the backseat by Oddjob and the vehicle is driven to a junkyard and crushed in a baling press.
Note that the vehicle which is crushed is a model. Later in the film a pair a sedan and a convertible bring Bond to the airport on behalf of the U. Used by Volpe when she drives to the hotel. As a punishment for failing to dispose of Bond, Lippe is killed in his Fairlane, which is blown up by villainess Fiona Volpe using rocket launchers mounted on her BSA motorbike. Mercury Cougar XR7. Red on Red Convertible, Driven by Tracy onto a Portuguese beach where she attempts suicide, later in a winter stock-car race on an ice-covered track to help Bond escape from Blofeld's henchmen and Irma Bund.
The highlight of the Las Vegas car chase is the Mustang balancing on two side wheels to drive through a narrow alley and mysteriously comes out of the alley on the other two wheels! After Tiffany creates a diversion in the gas station, Bond sneaks into the back of the van to gain access to the Whyte Tectronics facility. Mister Wint and Mister Kidd. Used to transport Bond from the basement of the Whyte House out to the Nevada desert to have him buried alive in an underground pipe.
Ford Galaxie sedan. Ford LTD.
Several go in pursuit of Bond in the stolen moon buggy, and are destroyed or damaged in the ensuing chase through the desert. The windscreen is sprayed with paint by Bond's Lotus Esprit, the driver loses control and the car careers off a mountainside and crashes through a barn roof. Jaws as ever walks away from the crash unscathed. A View to a Kill. Mercury Grand Marquis stretched limousine. Elliot Carver 's henchmen.
Ford Fairlane. Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. Ford Mondeo 2. The trio uses a stolen car to get from Havelock's estate to Port Antonio. Bond rents this car for the purpose of getting from Toronto to Washington. The first car driven by in a Bond movie. A speedometer close-up is actually from a Ford. Dent drives to the pier when catching the boat to Crab Key to warn Dr. No of Bond's investigation. Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special Brougham. Various Chevrolets appear throughout the film; during the car chase down Manhattan's FDR Drive , nearly all the cars which Bond's out of control taxicab encounters are '73 Impalas and Chevelles.
This is a combination of a Chevy Corvette and a Cadillac El Dorado, custom made by Dunham coaches which was known at the time for its customized pimp mobiles. It is driven in the movie by the Kananga henchmen, Whisper, who fires a poison dart from its side mirror at the driver of Bond's taxi. Chevrolet Veraneio ambulance. Cadillac Fleetwood 75 limousine. Driven by Necros, this ambulance is only featured for a short time. During the short scene, Necros drives the ambulance from the airport terminal in Tangier across the tarmac to Koskov's plane, with the drugged Bond in the back.
Is destroyed by a rocket fired from Bond's BMW i in the chase through the multi-storey parking lot. Equipped with front grille machine guns , door panel missiles , rear mounted gattling gun and boot mounted mortars. This vehicle is on display at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. M 's official car, used in multiple scenes throughout the movie. Last seen driven by James Bond himself, chauffeuring M.
Jaguar C-X75 . M 's car, destroyed in ambush set up by Ernst Stavro Blofeld 's henchmen. Range Rover Classic convertible. Used to tow the horse box containing the Acrostar Jet. Crashes off the Rock of Gibraltar and explodes in the pre-credits sequence. Used by Bond and Milovy in their escape from the C Hercules shortly before it crashes. Used to pursue Bond through the streets of Saigon. Driven by Eve Moneypenny with James Bond in the passenger seat. Used in a car chase through Istanbul that precedes the film's opening titles.
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