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1964'S 'GOLDFINGER', THE THIRD FILM IN THE JAMES BOND SERIES, SAW THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW CAR FOR BOND

- THE ASTON MARTIN DB5

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THE MAIN CAR IN THE FILM WAS A CUSTOMISED 1968 PARAGON PANTHER.

WRITER IAN FLEMING BASED THE CAR ON THE AERO-ENGINE RACING CARS BUILT IN THE EARLY 1920's.

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THE 1963 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE DELUXE WAS PAINTED PEARL WHITE.

THE CAR WOULD USUALLY HAVE MATCHING INTERIOR BUT THIS WAS INSTEAD PAINTED A NON-REFLECTIVE GREY FOR FILMING PURPOSES TO HELP PREVENT CAMERA LIGHTS GLARING.

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CHARACTER FRANK BULLITT DROVE A 1968 FORD MUSTANG 390 GT 2+2 FASTBACK.

FOR THE FAMOUS CHASE SCENE STEVE MCQUEEN MADE A POINT OF KEEPING HIS FACE NEAR THE OPEN WINDOW SO EVERYONE WOULD KNOW IT WAS HIM AND NOT A STUNTMAN.

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THREE AUSTIN MK1 MINI COOPERS WERE USED AND DURING THE CHASE SCENES THE 3 MINIS ALWAYS STAYED IN THE ORDER RED, WHITE AND BLUE, TO MATCH THE COLOURS OF THE UNION JACK.

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THE FAMOUS CAR USED IN THE 40 MINUTE CHASE SCENE AT THE END OF THE FILM WAS A 1973 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 WHICH WAS NAMED ELEANOR.

IN THE 97 MINUTE LONG MOVIE, A TOTAL OF 93 CARS WERE CRASHED.

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THE ICONIC CAR DRIVEN BY BANDIT IS A 1977 PONTIAC TRANS AM AND 3 MODELS WERE USED FOR FILMING.

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THE FAMOUS RACE SCENE INCLUDES A MODIFIED WHITE 1948 FORD DE LUXE WHICH WAS OWNED BY THE T-BIRDS.

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THE 1974 CUSTOMISED FORD FALCON XB INTERCEPTOR KNOWN AS 'PURSUIT SPECIAL' IS DRIVEN BY MAX ROCATANSKY AT THE END OF MAD MAX AND FOR THE FIRST HALF OF MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR.

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THE MOVIE CONTAINS MANY ICONIC CARS INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP 400S DRIVEN BY CHARACTERS MARCIE AND JILL.

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THE RENOWNED VEHICLE USED FOR ECTO-1 IN THE GHOSTBUSTERS MOVIE IS A 1959 CADILLAC CHASSIS, BUILT BY THE MILLER-METEOR COMPANY. THE CAR WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR AMBULANCE AND HEARSE PURPOSES.

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FEATURED IN ALL 3 FILMS IS THE DELOREAN TIME MACHINE, WHICH WAS DELIBERATELY PICKED FOR THE FILMS BECAUSE OF ITS FUTURISTIC APPEARANCE AND GULL WING DOORS.

THESE FEATURES MADE IT PLAUSIBLE THAT PEOPLE IN 1955 WOULD THINK THAT THE 1985 DELOREAN WAS AN ALIEN SPACECRAFT.

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THE CAR FERRIS DRIVES IN THE FILM IS A 1961 FERRARI 250 GT CALIFORNIA SPYDER SWB - BUT THE PRODUCERS USED A MODIFIED MG RATHER THAN USE AN ORIGINAL.

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THE CAR BELONGING TO WAYNE AND GARTH WAS A SKY-BLUE 1976 AMC PACER WHICH FEATURED ORANGE FLAMES ON EACH SIDE.

THE CARS TOP SPEED WAS ONLY 90, BUT THE MODEL FITTED THE ROLE PERFECTLY.

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IN THE FILM AUSTIN OWNS A RARE AND ICONIC 1970 E-TYPE JAGUAR WITH BOTH A UNION JACK EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR.

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THE FICTIONAL MYSTERY MACHINE IS A 1972 FORD ECONOLINE - AND THE VAN FIRST MADE ITS APPEARANCE IN THE 1969 CARTOON SERIES SCOOBY DOO, WHERE ARE YOU?.

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PAUL WALKER PERSONALLY HAND PICKED ALL THE RACING CARS IN THE FILM.

THE 1999 NISSAN SKYLINE R34 GT-R USED FOR THE BRIDGE STUNT SUSTAINED A RUPTURED OIL PAN AND SEVERE DAMAGE TO ALL FOUR RIMS FROM THE JUMP.

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IN BOTH THE FILM AND THE TV SERIES, STARSKY AND HUTCH OWN A 1976 FORD GRAN TORINO.

FOR THE FILM, 10 75-76 TORINOS WERE USED AND ONLY 2 WERE INTACT AFTER SHOOTING FINISHED.

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THE FEATURED CONCEPT AUDI RSQ WAS EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED FOR THE FILM.

THE CAR CONTAINED SPECIAL FEATURES WHICH WERE SUGGESTED BY DIRECTOR AlEX PROYAS WHICH INCLUDED SPERICAL WHEELS, BUTTERFLY ACTION DOORS AND A COLOUR CHANGING PAINT JOB.

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THE CAR FEATURED IN THE FILM IS A 1969 DODGE CHARGER.

TWENTY-SIX DODGE CHARGERS WERE USED IN THE FILM, SEVERAL BEING 1968 and 1970 CHARGERS ALTERED TO LOOK LIKE THE 69 MODEL.

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THE BATMOBILE KNOWN AS THE 'TUMBLER' IS 9 FEET WIDE, 16 FEET LONG AND HAS TOP SPEED OF 106MPH.

IT CAN REACH 0-60 IN 6 SECONDS, AND THE ENGINE IS A V8 CHEVY.

EVEN THOUGH CHRISTIAN BALE PLAYED MANY OF HIS OWN STUNTS, HE WASN'T ALLOWED ANYHERE NEAR THE BATMOBILE.

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IN THE FILM CASINO ROYALE WE SAW THE 2007 ASTON MARTIN DBS V12 FOR THE FIRST TIME.

IN ONE AFTERNOON OF SHOOTING THREE DBS V12'S VALUED AT $300,000 EACH WERE DESTROYED TO FILM THE CAR ROLL SEQUENCE SCENE.

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BUMBLEBEE CHANGEES FROM A 1977 CAMARO INTO A 2009 CHEVROLET CAMARO.

AT THE TIME THERE WERE NO RUNNING 2009 MODELS SO SALEEN INC. AND PONTIAC GTO USED CAMARO DESIGNS FROM GM TO BUILD A RUNNING CAMARO IN 30 DAYS ESPECIALLY FOR THE FILM.

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TONY STARKS ACURA IN THE FILM WAS CUSTOM MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MOVIE BY CHIEF DESIGNER DAVE MAREK OF HONDA NORTH AMERICA.

IT WAS CREATED IN 3 MONTHS, AND THE DONOR CAR USED WAS A 1992 NSX FROM ARIZONA WITH 252,000 MILES ON THE CLOCK.

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CHARACTER JAMES HUNT DRIVES A REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL MCALREN M26 FORMULA 1 CAR AND HAS SINCE GONE ON TO AUCTION FOR BETWEEN $1.2 AND $1.6 MILLION.

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THE LYKAN HYPERSPORT IS A MIDDLE EASTERN SUPERCAR WORTH £2.3 MILLION.

IT IS DESTROYED WHEN IT JUMPS IN BETWEEN 3 BUILDINGS. THE CAR HAS A TOP SPEED OF 230MPH AND CAN ACHIEVE 0-60 IN LESS THAN 3 SECONDS.

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THE ASTON MARTIN DB10 FEATURED IN BONDS 24TH BIG-SCREEN OUTING IS THE COMPANIES MOST EXCLUSIVE EVER - A PRODUCTION RUN OF ONLY 10 MODELS.
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