1961 Sunbeam Alpine Convertible was first car driving James Bond prior to the rise phenomenon of James Bonds car in the movies. We can see this in “Dr. No” (1962), the first movie of the James Bonds film series. The car was not equipped with any spy devices or gadgets, but saves the life of Bond when persecuted people of Dr. No. But phenomenon and term of James Bonds car was appeared after “Goldfinger» (1964) the third film in James Bonds 007 series.
In agreement with filmmakers Aston Martin provided for rent two Aston Martins DB5 for filming “Goldfinger». A huge success of this movie made Aston Martin DB5 one of the most recognizable cars in the world and that was the beginning of a new edge in car product placement.
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