Bond cars on display in Beaulieu

Motoring enthusiasts and James Bond fans will be able to get up-close-and-personal with many of the famous four-wheeled stars of the enduring film franchise.

Cars including the Aston Martin DB5 from the 60s classic Goldfinger and the BMW 750 which Pierce Brosnan drove using a remote control in Tomorrow Never Dies, are being put on display at Hampshire's National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. The celebration marks the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise and the 40th anniversary of the museum itself.

The exhibition will run from the 18th of this month until the end of 2012 and will also house a host of the ingenious devices featured in many of the films. Treats waiting for visitors include the Bede Acrostar mini jet from Octopussy and the cello case from The Living Daylights.

As well as the Bond cars and memorabilia, the museum is home to hundreds of cars, vans, bikes and trucks that together tell the tale of the UK's love affair with the car.

Copyright Press Association 2012