Two Bond cars that you can afford
Time flies when you’re having fun. It also seems to move pretty quickly if you’re an international spy like James Bond. Before the secret agent and Moneypenny could blink an eye, they’d already been working together on the silver screen for 50 years.
And it’s that 50-year anniversary that inspired the Academy Awards James Bond tribute as well as countless articles waxing nostalgic about 007 and his five decades of capable cars.
In a recent article published by Forbes, the editors there gave a rundown of the 10 Bond cars that the general public can afford. And it was not surprising to see BMW take two of those desirable spots.
For the 1996 BMW Z3, driven by Pierce Brosnan, Forbes says that “the little Z3 roadster was a BMW entry into the convertible sports car world. They did it with a bang from a marketing standpoint and this little bit of product placement into Pierce Brosnan’s debut as 007. Sales of the Z3 spiked, and even today, Z3s in the James Bond colors of blue and tan bring a little bit more on the used-car market.”
As for the BMW 750iL, Forbes touts the Seven Series as “the ultimate BMW executive sedan. Though you may not be able to find a remote-controlled version like a Bond car, they are still strong buys.”