James Bond Cars On Show
Cars driven on film by various manifestations of 007 will feature
in Classic Cars Live! This is the renamed London Classic Motor Show,
with its now almost obligatory use of the word "Live"
and the similarly all but ubiquitous exclamation mark.
A replica of Sean Connery’s Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 -
complete with bullet-proof screen, revolving number plates, oil
and water sprays, ejector seat and front-mounted machine guns -
will take pride of place. Although the original Goldfinger car has
long since disappeared, the replica has had its own screen career
in somewhat lesser films.
Roger Moore’s Lotus Esprit Turbo (with a non-turbo engine,
as it happened) used in For Your Eyes Only will also be at the show.
So will Pierce Brosnan’s Aston Martin Vanquish from Die Another
Day, in company with the baddie Zao’s Jaguar XK8 Convertible.
Classic Cars Live will be at Alexandra Palace, London, on March
20 and 21.
6th February, 2004