Bond girls cars on show in LondonOriginal cars driven by female characters starring alongside 007 have gone on show at London’s Bond in Motion exhibition. Also on display are previously unseen costumes, props and storyboards. Bond in Motion is the largest official collection of James Bond vehicles in the world.

Do you expect us to talk? No, we’ll just show you the pictures.

Land Rover Defender (Skyfall)

Bond girls cars on show in London

The Land Rover Defender Double Cab driven by Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) in Skyfall is one of the star exhibits. Here we see the Defender pictured after Miss Moneypenny decided she didn’t require the use of the door mirrors.

Bond girls cars on show in London

Without wishing to go all QVC on you, Naomie Harris wore a Belstaff jacket, H&M silk vest, and J Brand leather trousers. The Defender wore some Audi black paint, market stall fruit and vegetables, and a few dents, courtesy of a drive through an Istanbul market.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Bond girls cars on show in London

Naomie Harris must have enjoyed her drive in the Defender, because here she is pictured with a Range Rover Evoque Convertible. Notice that the door mirror is still in place. Neither Naomie or the Evoque will be appearing at the exhibition.

Camille and her Ka

Bond girls cars on show in London

Quantum of Solace won’t be remembered as Daniel Craig’s greatest Bond adventure, but the 2008 film was a masterclass in product placement. The metallic gold Ka looked a little out of place in Haiti, but at the time, Ford had a strong relationship with the film franchise.

The role of Camille was played by Ukrainian-born actress, Olga Kurylenko, who went on to star in Oblivion and The Water Diviner.

The Ford Ka went on to become overweight and a shadow of its former effervescent self, before being replaced by the Ka+. It has since handed back its Equity card.

Conran, Jasper Conran

Bond girls cars on show in London

On the left you can see Camille’s Jasper Conran-designed costume from Quantum of Solace, along with the ‘Greene Planet’ Ford Ka. The yellow Citroen 2CV is from For Your Eyes Only, while the Ford Thunderbird was the ‘choice’ of Jinx in Die Another Day.

Halle Berry

Bond girls cars on show in London

Here’s Jinx, played by Halle Berry, at the Ice Palace in the 2002 movie. Ford built 700 limited edition 007 Thunderbirds to commemorate the car’s role in the movie.

Bond girls cars on show in London

Ford claimed this was the first time a Thunderbird had appeared in a Bond film, but 007 aficionados were quick to point to the brief appearance in Goldfinger, when the iconic car was driven by CIA agent, Felix Leiter.

Clapperboard

Bond girls cars on show in London

This is cool. It’s a clapperboard from Skyfall, signed by Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe and Javier Bardem. What, no Judi Dench? We suspect she was still coming to terms with her ‘death’ in a Scottish chapel.

Driving lessons for Tilly

Bond girls cars on show in London

Tilly Masterson, played by Tania Mallet, was the very first Bond actress to drive a car in the film Goldfinger. She drove a pre-production Ford Mustang, acquired for the movie. Here we see a letter from the production department, requesting driving lessons for the actress.

Aston Martin DB5

Bond girls cars on show in London

Goldfinger featured what is arguably the most famous and iconic Bond car of all-time: the Aston Martin DB5.

Bond girls cars on show in London

However, the DB5 on display at the Bond in Motion was used in the 1995 film Goldeneye. Note the registration mark BMT 214A, and not BMT 216A.

The Living Daylights

Bond girls cars on show in London

There’s no sign of Kara Milovy, played by Maryam d’Abo, but you can spot her cello case, which doubled up as a makeshift snowboard in the 1987 film, The Living Daylights,

Die Another Day

Bond girls cars on show in London

More vehicles from Die Another Day, with the Aston Martin Vanquish and Bombardier MX Z-Rev snowmobile. The female lead roles in the 2002 film were Halle Berry (Jinx Johnson), Rosamund Pike (Miranda Frost) and, of course, Judi Dench (M).

‘Wet Nellie’

Bond girls cars on show in London

The Lotus Esprit S1, aka ‘Wet Nellie’, is probably the most famous non-Aston to appear in a Bond film. Barbara Bach starred opposite Roger Moore in the 1977 film, The Spy Who Loved Me.

Bond on two wheels

Bond girls cars on show in London

Motorcycles have played a big part in Bond movies. In 2015, Visor Down named its top 10 James Bond bikes, with the Honda CRF205R, Montesa Cota and BMW R1200C appearing in the top three.

Bond in Motion

Bond girls cars on show in London

The Bond in Motion exhibition has more than 100 individual items on display at the London Film Museum, Covent Garden.

To celebrate the new exhibits, Bond in Motion is offering 2-for-1 tickets until the end of 2017, using the code GP001.

‘Little Nellie’

Bond girls cars on show in London

You’ll be able to see ‘Little Nellie’ from You Only Live Twice…

WetBike

Bond girls cars on show in London

And the WetBike, which made its first appearance in The Spy Who Loved Me.

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