Understandably, James Bond has always had his pick of cream of the crop cars.
But what about Bond girls and the cars they drove?
To remind us, the London Film Museum has installed a new display of original film cars driven by female characters starring alongside 007 in the James Bond franchise.
Also included are previously unseen costumes, props and storyboards.
The Bond in Motion exhibition has over 100 individual items on display including the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye, the ‘Wet Nellie’ Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me, the Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger, and the ‘Little Nellie’ Wallis WA-116 Agile Autogyro from You Only Live Twice.
New movie cars added to the permanent exhibition include:
+ Land Rover Defender Double Cab – as driven by Eve (Naomie Harris) in Skyfall
+ Ford Ka – as driven by Camille (Olga Kurylenko) in Quantum of Solace
+ Ford Thunderbird – as driven by Jinx (Halle Berry) in Die Another Day
Additional costumes and props on display for the first time at the London Film Museum include:
+ Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) costume including Belstaff jacket, H&M silk vest, J Brand leather trousers and a Skyfall film poster showing Naomie wearing the outfit
+ Skyfall clapperboard signed by Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe and Javier Bardem
Skyfall storyboard showing Eve Moneypenny chasing the train sequence by Jim Cornish
+ Camille (Olga Kurylenko) costume from Quantum of Solace created by Jasper Conran
Jinx (Halle Berry) costume from Die Another Day – Versace leather jacket and skirt, Gina leather stiletto boots
+ Japanese film poster showing Jinx from Die Another Day
+ Crossbow from For Your Eyes Only used by Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet)
Tilly Masterson (Tania Mallet) was the very first Bond actress to drive a car in the film Goldfinger, and the Mustang she drove was a pre-production car acquired from Ford especially for the film. An original production memo from January 1964 requesting driving lessons for Tania Mallet forms part of the new display.
More Information About Bond Girls In Motion
To celebrate the new exhibits, Bond in Motion is offering 2-for-1 tickets until the end of 2017 using the code GP001.
The London Film Museum is located at 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden and is open seven days a week. Tickets are available at the box office daily or in advance from www.londonfilmmuseum.com.