“The Name’s Bond. James Bond.”

Rolls-Royce Phantom III, from James Bond's "Goldfinger"
The Rolls-Royce Phantom III from "Goldfinger"

When Sean Connery would utter those words, he oozed a certain sophistication, self-assurance…and “cool”. That style was reflected in the automobiles James Bond and others would drive, or should I say, deftly maneuver, at breakneck speeds on deserted mountain roads or through busy city intersections.

Would you like to see 50 of those very special classic cars, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise? Well, you’ll have to get on a plane and fly to England, to the “Bond In Motion” Exhibition at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum in Hampshire, UK.

But if you can’t journey to the other side of the pond, you can still view the cars and read about their background. Click here for photos and specs.

Alongside the most famous Bond vehicles (like the Aston Martin DB5 and the Lotus Esprit S1), you’ll also find other classics dating back to the elegant Fairey Huntress Speedboat in “From Russia With Love”, the “Goldfinger” 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III, the buzzing autogyro from “You Only Live Twice”, and Octopussy’s screeching Acrostar Jet.

If you’d like to see them all in person, click here for admission information.

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