Petersen Museum Hosts Killer James Bond Car Collection

Oct 1, 2021 1 min read
Petersen Museum Hosts Killer James Bond Car Collection

This is the ultimate display of the 007 cars.

The Petersen Museum is known for displaying some of the coolest car collections and historical automobiles. Recently, they opened their doors to welcome fans of the James Bond saga with the largest official Bond vehicle exhibit in the United States. Called “Bond in Motion” this showcase of vehicles is pretty expansive.

"Oh, Bond was the car guy," said Terry Karges, executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

In the collection are the 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), 1985 Aston Martin V8 from The Living Daylights (1987), 1999 BMW Z8 from The World Is Not Enough (1999), and the 2019 Aston Martin DB10 from Spectre (2015).

The Petersen Automotive Museum will present a new exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise through a highly diverse selection of iconic screen-used vehicles,” the museum stated. “Bond in Motion will be the largest official Bond vehicle display to date in the US, and will feature more than 30 cars, motorcycles, boats, submarines, helicopters and even scale filming models of aircraft from an array of both classic and contemporary Bond films.”

Aston-Martin will take up a lot of space in the display, for obvious reasons. "The Aston is still the car people remember or associate with 'Bond cool'," said Terry Karges.

Karges also shared that they curated almost every vehicle used underwater, in the air, in the water, or roads.

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