The world bid adieu to Roger Moore today.To mark the passing of one the most iconic actors to step into the shoes of the world most famous secret agent. Here's our list of the favourite bond cars to star along side the icon over the years. Although, in an interview Roger Moore once secretly admitted of all the cars he'd driven for the Bond Film -- the Lotus Espirit S1 included ! -- the Citroen 2CV was his favourite. Sounds a little more shaken than stirred doesn't it ?
1972 Leyland Minimoke: This fugly little buggy with what appears to be a hammock for the roof may not be much to look at -- or drive -- it seems to have some kind of emotional bond with Bond. The Minimoke is the most popular Bond car after the Aston Martins having appeared -- albeit briefly in-- you only live twice, Live and let die, the spy who loved me and Moonraker. That’s four Bond movies, making it Leyland most popular (only?) car .
1981 Citroen 2CV 6: For some strange reason, this piece of drivel that Citroen argues is a car is also Roger Moore’s favorite bond car. We all remember it giving some Puegot’s 504s a run for their money. Sliding down mountains and jumping over Puegots. Great car chase, better actor but still a terrible terrible car. Although we hear that Roger Moores 2CV was powered by the flat four from a Citroen GS.
1976 Lotus Espirit: The personification of a Bond Car.The Espirit S1 -- which was the special model number for the bond car -- first showed up in the 1977 Bond film The Spy who loved me, it was one of the most elegant Bond cars to ever grace the silver screen. It was one of every 90s petrolheads bedroom wall posters. It was designed by the legendary Giorgetti Giugiaro. Although this one was blown up, resulting in the damn 2CV chase. It was replaced by a bronze turbo edition in For your Eyes Only.
1978 Renault 11: Well at least half of it. Cut in half chasing a parachuting lady across Paris. The ‘converted’ convertible sparked its way through the streets of France proving that front wheel drive cars don’t need much more than an engine and front wheels to run.
1974 AMC Hornet: Before Bond could step into a proper Aston Martin, there was a time when he was in a stolen AMC Hornet chasing down a jet proppeled AMC Matador. In the course of the chase, the Hornet did a jump for the camera, that was considered insanity without any CGI assistance.
1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6: This trans-axle rear wheel drive Alfa, that showed up in Octopussy, was perfect car chase material. A proper V6 in the front pushing power to the rear meant that Polizei BMWs were left eating dirt. (Image Source: roadandtrack.com)
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