I can’t get enough when it comes to James Bond Cars. Take the 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II used in the movie A View to a Kill in 1985. The majestic features of the car, the colour itself and the legacy behind it…
In the movie was driven by Sir Godfrey Tibbett (played by Patrick Macnee) James Bond (Roger Moore). One the greatest scenes is when the car is pushed into a lake by May Day and Max Zorin, while Tibbett and Bond are knocked unconscious in the car. Bond saves himself by breathing the air from a tyre of the Rolls.
However, the car used for the lake scene was a replica as the real Rolls was owned by Bond film producer Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli. The license plate of the original car reads CUB 1, but for the film it was replaced with license plate 354 HYK.
(The Above picture of my hand pointing to the licence plate CUB 1 at the
London Film Museum) Just awesome….
And if you watched the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (Roger Moore as James Bond) for sure you didn’t forget the long chase sequence on the Italian island of Sardinia.
The Lotus Esprit S1 (or Series 1) it is probably best known for its unique feature of converting into a submarine.
You will get to see REAL the thing LIVE at the London Film Museum
007 is much more then a simple movie, it carries over 7 decades of movie history, showing us different styles over the years where details like the costumes, watches, expressions, hotel rooms, special effects, cars, boats have a particular transformation but keeping the same old 007 mystic with memorable one-liners that are kept secretly in our minds. Some of the most epic and funny ones:
Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
Bond: “I must be dreaming.”
Jack Wade: “Jack Wade, CIA.”
Bond: “James Bond, stiff-ass Brit.”
Honey Ryder: “Are you looking for shells too?”
Bond: “No, I’m just looking.”
Raoul Silva: “Well, first time for everything.”
Bond: “What makes you think this is my first time?”
The entry fee of £14.5 per adult is ridiculously cheap compared with the amount of reviving moments, excitement and adrenaline that you will get after you visit the largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles, in London.
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And if you are really into this James Bond wave of adrenaline, what I would do in your place is to go to a Secret London Venue to watch CASINO ROYALE. Not the movie but a fusion of theatre, art, music, and dance.
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