GUEST BLOG: Less is Moore As 007 Cars Are Valued & What Do Folk Want To See 007 Drive Next?
Our pals at WeBuyAnyCar.com are back guest blogging on the values of James Bond's most iconic 007 cars.
With Orlando Bloom throwing his hat in the ring in the battle for the next Bond role, Daniel Craig, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston need to watch their backs as the debate around the next 007 has once again, taken on new life.
Driving any one of the flashy cars that are so integral to the Ian Fleming adaptations, will be one of the most hotly anticipated perks of the job for the new 007.
But which Bond has had the best run on the road? The UK's favourite car buying service, Webuyanycar.com has taken a look back across the years to see who drove the most valuable cars as the spy with a licence to kill. Proving that they really can value any car, we take a look at what each Bond's car collection would be worth today.
Not all James Bond films are created equal when it comes to cars, but the original Bond, Mr Sean Connery, definitely got a slice of the good life with his car collection. From his first outing in the Sunbeam Alpine, in Dr. No (value: £7,000), to storming our screens in Thunderball, with the Aston Martin DB5 (value: £1 million), he certainly had a good run of it. In fact, Webuyanycar.com estimates that his garage would be worth a respectable £2,477,000.
On the contrary, Roger Moore was the only Bond not to drive the now legendary Aston Martin. In fact, despite being the longest serving James Bond, this 007 was a bit of a dud when it came to cars with a garage worth less than eight per cent of Connery's. Moore could be found dashing around in models such as the AMC Hornet (value: £2,000) and the Renault 11 Turbo in A View To Kill (value: £1,000). Webuyanycar.com estimate that across his seven films, he only managed to rack up £193,000 in car value.
His most classy chassis appeared in Moonraker when he took a spin in a 1953 Bentley Mark IV (value: £120k).
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"All credit to him for being one of the best Bonds in the business. It’s much harder to look cool when you're cruising round in a Renault, than it is in a Bentley, but he pulled it off to perfection."
Pierce Brosnan, one of the most popular 007s, did a lot better than poor old Moore, with a collection that would make him green with envy. The first and only Bond to drive a BMW, the Z8 (value: £200,000) impressed, while his 1963 Aston Martin DB5 that appeared in Tomorrow Never Dies and Goldeneye, see his Webuyanycar.com garage value set at approximately £2,301,500.
On to the man in the midst of the latest James Bond rumours, Daniel Craig. His car collection features nothing BUT Aston Martins, with the DBS V12 appearing in both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace (value: £90,000). He traded up for Skyfall and Spectre with the DB5 and DB10 respectively, both of which, Webuyanycar.com values at approximately £1 million.
So with the next Bond announcement hanging in the balance, we have to question, will it be Craig to add another Aston Martin to his impressive garage collection?
Asking that question to the public, these are the top ten dream machines that film fans would like to see Q's research & development team give the Bond treatment:
1. Aston Martin DB11
2. Bugatti Chiron
3. Tesla Model S
4. McLaren P1
5. Aston Martin Electric RapidE
6. Jaguar F-Type SVR
7. Ferrari LaFerrari
8. Pagani Huayra
9. Bentley Continental Supersports
10. Porsche 911 Turbo S