Could You Afford One?
Larry Jewett - November 05, 2012 10:12 AM
1971 Mustang Mach 1 – from Diamonds are Forever ($26,000)Evan Klein
1974 AMC Hornet – from The Man with the Golden Gun ($1,900) In a famous scene, Bond commandeers a new hornet from an AMC showroom in Hong KongHagerty
1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 – from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ($23,500) The red Cougar wasn’t actually driven by Bond, but by his future wife. It got more air time than any other car in that movie.Ford
James Bond. He could be best described as devastatingly handsome, well-manner and well-dressed with exquisite taste in beautiful women, fine liquors and fast cars. Of course, guys like that always have the resources to get high dollar items. If you don’t, Hagerty has provided a list of alternate “bond” cars without the hefty price tag.
Though many of the cars featured in the Bond films were European models, there are a few domestic cars on the list that piqued our interest.
“James Bond was my hero growing up. All I wanted was to drive cool cars and save the world. Somehow, the two went together for me, even if it was only in the movies,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “But since we all can’t be secret agents, here are some alternatives, Bond cars that provide a lot of fun, but without the six-figure cost or having to risk your life in a tank of sharks.”
With the newest Bond film Skyfall set to open in theaters November 9, Hagerty created “Bond Cars on a Budget”. The vehicle values are based on Hagerty Price Guide, using #3 condition (www.hagerty.com/validationtools)