Vehicle show marks 50 years of Bond

Fifty years of James Bond on the big screen is being marked with the exhibition of fifty of the original vehicles used in the famous franchise.

Stars of the films, such as Britt Ekland, Eunice Gayson and Colin Salmon, were among those who turned out to help mark half a century of 007 at the movies.

In what is the largest-ever display of Bond film vehicles, guests were treated to a showcase of cars, boats, motorbikes, sledges, jets and parachutes, all used in the films since 1962.

The priceless collection would certainly cost more than your average family car to insure but now all budding spies can see the cars first hand without the price tag.

Visitors can take in the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 and the 1937 Phantom III Rolls-Royce, made famous by Goldfinger in 1964.

The Lotus Esprit S1, from the Spy Who Loved Me, the Bede Acrostar jet famously flown in Octopussy and the BMW 750iL from Tomorrow Never Dies also feature.

The exhibition is being held at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire and will open to the general public on January 17, running until December this year.

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