The james bond franchise is known for many things but one thing its known for is the vast amount of luxurious cars that 007 will utilize and possibly damage for queen and country.
James bond car bmw z3.
Appearing in 1995s goldeneye the bmw z3 was a controversial choice for some bond purists it being the first non british production car to feature in a bond movie as the spys primary mode of transport.
In the usa one of the rare bmw z3 roadster 007 editions is currently for sale.
The z3 is one of few non british production cars to be driven by james bond in a movie and the first of three james bond films featuring a bmw car.
These two cars are in pursuit.
In contradistinction to the films james bonds official car in the ian fleming novels was a grey 1933 bentley convertible.
He called the day it was featured on nbcs today show and was told that there was.
This 1996 bmw z3 is 66 of 100 built in the james bond 007 special edition to promote the film goldeneye and was delivered through midwestern automotive group of columbus ohiothe car is finished in metallic blue with a beige top and leather interior and power is from a 19 liter inline four paired with a five speed manual transmission.
A convertible it comes fully equipped with all the usual refinements including a self destruct system and stinger missiles located behind.
The car is one of 100 special neiman marcus james bond editions.
It was the first german car that bond drove as his official car.
In the novels.
However in the mid 90s bond for the first time drove a non british vehicle as his primary spy car the german bmw z3.
After the producers visited bmws design center in munich the decision was made to use the z3 roadster as james bonds official car.
Several companies like lotus bmw and especially aston martin have gotten a higher degree of attention by featuring their cars in bond films.
James bond is known to drive some great normally british vehicles.
In summer 1994 goldeneye was in preparation and cars were an important element for its success.
The current owner is the first owner of the car.
The z3 in goldeneye features stinger missiles hidden behind the headlights an emergency parachute braking system and a radar scanner in the form of a lcd screen in the dashboard.
Z3 sales spiked after the movies release according to haggerty.