James Bond's rides go on display

00:30, Jan 18 2012
James Bond cars
Visitors walk past a Ford Mustang Mach 1 from the James Bond Film Diamonds are Forever at the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A man looks at the two Aston Martin DBS that were used in the James Bond film Quantum Of Solace at the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A musuem visitor looks at the Aston Martin DB5 used in the James Bond film Goldfinger in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A Aston Martin DBS that was damaged in the making of the James Bond film Quantum Of Solace on display in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
People look at cars including a BMW Z8 that was used in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough at the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II that was used in the James Bond film A View To A Kill in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
People look at cars, including a roofless Renault 11 TXE that was used in the 1985 James Bond film A View To a Kill in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A Lotus Esprit S1 that was used in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A BMW750iL that was used in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
The revolving number plate on the Aston Martin DB5 used in the James Bond film Goldfinger in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A BMW750iL that was used in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies and a Tuk-Tuk taxi that was used in Octopussy in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
People look at cars, including a roofless Renault 11 TXE that was used in the 1985 James Bond film A View To a Kill in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
A Rolls-Royce Phantom III that was used in the James Bond film Goldfinger in the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
James Bond cars
Actress and former "Bond Girl", Britt Ekland, poses for photographers with an Aston Martin DB5 from the James Bond film Goldfinger at the Bond In Motion exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of vehicles used in the films.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
Jaguar XKR, the villian's car in the James Bond film, Die Another Day.
The BMW 750 iL from Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
The BMW 750 iL from Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan poses for photographers with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish for the filming of Die Another Day.
James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan poses for photographers with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish for the filming of Die Another Day.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers with the Aston Martin DBS for the filming of Casino Royale (2006).
James Bond actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers with the Aston Martin DBS for the filming of Casino Royale (2006).
The Lotus Esprit from the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
The Lotus Esprit from the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
James Bond (Sean Connery) leans on the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger.
James Bond (Sean Connery) leans on the Aston Martin DB5 from the movie Goldfinger.
The BMW Z8 roadstar used in the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough.
The BMW Z8 roadstar used in the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough.
The Citroen 2CV (yellow vehicle) from the James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only (1981).
The Citroen 2CV (yellow vehicle) from the James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only (1981).
Sunbeam Alpine Series 5 from the James Bond movie, Dr. No (1962)
Sunbeam Alpine Series 5 from the James Bond movie, Dr. No (1962).
The BMW Z3 from the James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).
The BMW Z3 from the James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).

The world's most famous secret agent turns 50 this year and to celebrate a collection of 50 vehicles from the James Bond films has gone on show in England.

The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu has put together the show, Bond In Motion, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Bond film, Dr No. It took more than a year of planning to bring the huge variety of vehicles together in the one location.

The vehicles have been sourced from a variety of collectors including the Ian Fleming Foundation and Eon Productions as well as several private collectors.

Some of the star attractions include the Lotus Esprit submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me, the crashed Aston Martin DBS from Casino Royale and, of course, the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger.

But it's not just cars on display. There are plenty of two-wheel machines including one of the Cagiva motorbikes that managed to survive the opening sequence in Goldeneye; where Bond rides off a cliff to catch a plane.

There are also a number of boats, including the Q Jet Boat that terrorises London in the opening of The World Is Not Enough and the speedboat featured in From Russia with Love.

One of Bond’s more unusual machines, the Cello case sled from The Living Daylights, is also on show.

There are aircraft too, including the unforgettable ultra-light plane, ''Little Nellie'', made famous in You Only Live Twice.

The exhibition will run for a year and will coincide with the latest Bond film, due for release later this year.

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