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The James Bond Car Collection
James Bond Car Collection Cover01.jpg
Magazine Cover from Issue 1
Editor Ben Robinson
Categories James Bond
Frequency Fortnightly, then Monthly
Publisher Eaglemoss Publications
First issue 2007
Country  United Kingdom
Language English
Website Official Website

The James Bond Car Collection was a partwork magazine published by Eaglemoss Publications in the United Kingdom. In the UK, each issue was priced at £7.99 (issue 1: £2.99) and came with a 1:43 model of a car in a diorama from a James Bond film. Initially the models were produced by Universal Hobbies, later issues were models sourced from Ixo. In late 2005/January 2006 the magazine was first tested in two French regions, ending after five issues. These included models made by Eligor and Norev, instead of the Universal Hobbies models used later.

Information[edit]

The James Bond Car Collection was a fortnightly (later monthly) release of James Bond model cars displayed in detailed scenes from the James Bond movies. From Bond's first car, the Sunbeam Alpine, to his newest, the Aston Martin DBS V12. The most legendary and some not so legendary cars from more than 50 years of Bond movies are featured. Each magazine issue came with a 1:43-scale model car from an Eon Productions James Bond movie, diecast in metal, with some models including gadgets and character figurines displayed on a moulded base.

Each magazine includes exclusive interviews, behind the scenes photos and anecdotes with 007's creators, actors and stunt drivers and movie trivia. General information and history of each real car. The front cover had pictures of the Bond actors from the movie that the car was in. On occasions other characters are shown, villains or allies. The back cover had posters of the Bond movie from different countries of the world. The centre spread usually had a photo of the car as it is/was available to general public, often a publicity shot from the manufacturer.

Issues[edit]

The complete collection comprises 134 issues, with 3 further models supplied as gifts to early subscribers. To start with only 40 issues were scheduled for the collection, but due to popularity, and after numerous extensions the collection finished at 134, with a total price of over £1000. The final issue contained a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow from Moonraker.

The magazine was also published in France [1] (although discontinued after issue 84), Finland [2], Germany [3], The Netherlands [4] and Brazil [5]. Subscriptions are available for the UK, Ireland, France, Finland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Brazil. Release order is depending on location, e.g. the Brazilian car MP Lafer was released very early, as issue 7, in Brazil.

The collection compromised:[6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Issue Car (Model Manufacturer) Film Model's Diorama/Scene
1 Aston Martin DB5 (Universal Hobbies) Goldfinger Swiss Alps. Displaying the tyre slasher, after damaging Tilly Masterson's Ford Mustang.
Gift 1 Gyrocopter Little Nellie (UH) You Only Live Twice No diorama.
2 Aston Martin Vanquish (UH) Die Another Day Ice Lake. With target seeking bonnet guns and torpedoes, chased by Zao's green XKR.
Gift 2 Renault 11 taxi (UH) A View to a Kill Paris, chasing the descending May Day through crowded street after being split in half.
3 Lotus Esprit (UH) The Spy Who Loved Me Underwater mode with full front and rear armory; shoots down the helicopter with underwater missile.
Gift 3 T-55 tank (UH) GoldenEye No diorama. Scale 1:50.
4 BMW Z8 (UH) The World Is Not Enough Dual rocket launchers with Stinger missiles, moment before being destroyed by the buzzsaw-equipped helicopter.
5 Citroën 2CV (UH) For Your Eyes Only Bullet holes and damage from olive grove chase.
6 Jaguar XKR (UH) Die Another Day Ice Palace chase with missiles and mini-Gatling gun.
7 Toyota 2000GT (UH) You Only Live Twice Japanese street. Aki's 2000GT with surveillance gadgets.
8 Lotus Esprit Turbo (UH) For Your Eyes Only Cortina d'Ampezzo. Winterised with ski racks.
9 BMW Z3 (UH) GoldenEye Bond and Natalya are driving when Jack Wade flies over-head in a light aircraft.
10 Ferrari F355 (UH) GoldenEye Xenia Onatopp's Ferrari mountain race with Bond in the DB5.
11 Aston Martin DB5 (UH) Thunderball At the French chateau of Colonel Jacques Bouvar; with water cannon and bulletproof shield.
12 Aston Martin DBS (UH) On Her Majesty's Secret Service Bond drives on the beach to save Tracy di Vicenzo. With glovebox sniper sight.
13 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (UH) Diamonds Are Forever Las Vegas. Tiffany Case's red Mustang Mach 1.
14 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (UH) The Living Daylights Ice lake. Ski out-riggers and Q-branch weapons; eluding the Soviet military and the Police in the Lada 1500s.
15 BMW 750iL (UH) Tomorrow Never Dies Hotel car park chase, all gadgets displayed. Car attacked but impenetrable to Carver's henchmen.
16 Lotus Esprit (UH) The Spy Who Loved Me Helicopter chase. Rear cement jets.
17 Sunbeam Alpine (UH) Dr. No Jamaican dirt mountain road chase with LaSalle hearse.
18 Triumph Stag (UH) Diamonds Are Forever Commandeered at Passport Control from diamond smuggler Peter Franks, used in Amsterdam.
19 MGB (UH) The Man with the Golden Gun Hong Kong street. Mary Goodnight's MGB; pulls up in front of the Peninsula Hotel's chauffeur-driven green Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.
20 Aston Martin DBS V12 (UH) Casino Royale Car sent to Bond by M for use in mission; parked in Casino Royale car park.
21 Mercury Cougar (UH) On Her Majesty's Secret Service Tracy di Vicenzo's red Cougar. Damaged in ice track race, with custom ski rack.
22 Corvorado (UH) Live and Let Die New York street. Whisper's Corvorado with dartgun that kills Bond's CIA chauffeur to Felix Leiter's location.
23 Mercedes-Benz 250SE (UH) Octopussy Soviet General Orlov's staff car, Bond steals and drives along railtracks following Octopussy's train.
24 Mini Moke (UH) Live and Let Die Harbour side, with Bond and Rosie Carver.
25 Aston Martin DB5 (UH) Goldfinger Driven through Auric Goldfinger's industrial estate, with bullet holes and ejector seat.
26 Lada 1500 (UH) The Living Daylights Czechoslovakian police car, cut with laser by Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
27 Ford Thunderbird (UH) Die Another Day NSA agent Jinx's car outside Graves' Ice Palace, Iceland.
28 AMC Hornet (UH) The Man with the Golden Gun Landing after the 360° rotation with Sheriff J.W. Pepper falling into rear seat.
29 Tuk Tuk taxi (UH) Octopussy Driving through Indian marketplace, Bond shooting with Walther PPK on rear seat; throws rupees out to slow Prince Kamal Khan's henchman, Gobinda chasing him.
30 Ford Mustang convertible (UH) Thunderball Fiona Volpe gives Bond a 100 mph lift to the hotel.
31 Moon Buggy (UH) Diamonds Are Forever Tall case. Scale 1:58. - On filmset of Moon expedition, Bond drives offsite into desert chased by security guards.
32 Mercedes-Benz 600 (UH) On Her Majesty's Secret Service Drive-by assassination, Blofeld driving with Irma Bunt in the rear; killing Mrs. Tracy Bond through windscreen of Bond's DBS.
33 Chevrolet Bel Air (UH) Dr. No Roadside fight with Mr. Jones who had pretended to be a chauffeur from Government House sent to pick up Bond. The first car driven by James Bond in a movie, when Bond brings the recently deceased 'Mr. Jones', in the back seat, to Government House.
34 Range Rover 4.6 HSE (UH) Tomorrow Never Dies Carver's henchmen chasing Bond and Wai Lin on BMW R1200C through Saigon marketplace.
35 Ford Mustang convertible (UH) Goldfinger As Tilly Masterson accepts Bonds offer for a lift, after her tyres where slashed by Bond in the DB5.
36 ZAZ-965 A (UH) GoldenEye Jack Wade and Bond drive to Zukovsky's club through derelict buildings.
37 Chevrolet Corvette (UH) A View to a Kill Night scene with Pola Ivanova.
38 Maserati Biturbo 425 (UH) Licence to Kill Parked at roadside displaying Stinger missiles in boot, as Sanchez kills his financial advisor Truman-Lodge.
39 Lamborghini Diablo (UH) Die Another Day Parked in hangar bay of the Antonov An-124 owned by Colonel Moon.
40 Citroën Traction Avant (UH) From Russia with Love SPECTRE Agent Red Grant follows Bond and Ali Kerim Bey's son.
41 Jaguar XJ8 (UH) Casino Royale Mr. White's Jaguar, parked outside his luxury estate; Bond shoots him in the leg.
42 Ford Thunderbird (UH) Goldfinger Felix Leiter parked in a KFC car park, near to Goldfinger's Kentucky stud farm.
43 Chevrolet Nova (UH) Live and Let Die San Monique police cars chasing Bond in the AEC double-decker bus.
44 AMC Matador (UH) The Man with the Golden Gun Scaramanga drives through the streets of Bangkok to escape from Bond and change into a flying car.
45 Land Rover Series III (UH) The Living Daylights British Army Land Rover gets stolen by an assassin on the Rock of Gibraltar, Bond jumps onto roof in pursuit.
46 Willys Jeep M606 (UH) Octopussy After Bond ambushes the henchman and runs into the jungle.
47 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner (UH) Die Another Day As Bond drives through the streets of Cuba.
48 Lincoln Continental (UH) Goldfinger Oddjob, Goldfinger's henchman chauffeurs Mr. Solo, and his car, to be crushed.
49 Daimler Limousine (UH) Casino Royale Picks up Bond and Vesper after Pendolino train journey to take them to the Hotel Splendide.
50 MP Lafer (UH) Moonraker Rio - Ipanema beach road.
51 Range Rover Sport (UH) Casino Royale Bond is thrown the keys being mistaken for a valet; which he uses to distract the security.
52 Ford GT40 (UH) Die Another Day In Colonel Moon's impressive car collection.
53 Renault 11 taxi (UH) A View to a Kill As Bond drives onto the pavement chasing May Day through Paris.
54 Chevrolet Impala convertible (UH) Live and Let Die Bond driving with Rosie Carver in the forest.
55 Dodge Monaco (UH) A View to a Kill SFPD police car pursuing Bond in the stolen fire-truck through the streets of San Francisco.
56 Toyota Crown (UH) You Only Live Twice Driven by Mr. Osato's men who chase Bond and Aki, before being picked up, then dropped into the sea, by electromagnet on a helicopter owned by Japanese Intelligence.
57 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner (UH) Thunderball Driven by the SPECTRE agent, Count Lippe.
58 Aston Martin DBS V12 (UH) Quantum of Solace Before it loses its door in chase with the Alfa 159s.
59 Hispano-Suiza (UH) Moonraker Bond is chauffeur-driven from Drax's manor house to shooting on his country estate.
60 Ford Ka (UH) Quantum of Solace Parked at the dock-side overlooking Bond rescuing Camille from General Medrano.
61 Leyland Sherpa van (UH) The Spy Who Loved Me Tall case. - Parked in at the Egyptian pyramids as Bond fights Jaws for the micro-film containing the nuclear submarine information.
62 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (UH) Tomorrow Never Dies Elliot Carver's henchmen that chase Bond through the multi-storey car park in Hamburg.
63 Alfa Romeo 159 (UH) Quantum of Solace Chasing Bond in the DBS through the quarry.
64 Bentley 4¼ Litre (UH) From Russia with Love As Bond is enjoying the company of Sylvia Trench before he receives a call from Moneypenny on his car phone.
65 Land Rover Defender (UH) Quantum of Solace Tall case. - Carabinieri giving chase to both the Quantum members in the Alfa Romeo 159 and Bond in the DBS.
66 BMW 518 (UH) Octopussy West German police car pursuing Bond at the entrance to the USAF base for having stolen the Alfa Romeo GTV6.
67 Land Rover Lightweight (UH) The Living Daylights Tall case. - When their plane runs out of fuel, Bond and Kara Milovy escape as the plane crashes into the hills.
68 Lotus Esprit Turbo (UH) For Your Eyes Only Just before its self-destruct system goes off, forcing Bond to use Melina Havelock's 2CV.
69 Aston Martin V8 Volante (UH) The Living Daylights Before Q branch winterize, Bond driving to meet up with Koskov at the manor.
70 Daimler Super Eight (UH) Quantum of Solace As Dominic Greene gets out at Quantum's meeting at the opera in Bregenz.
71 Austin Mini (UH) On Her Majesty's Secret Service During the ice race sequence in which Bond and Tracy find themselves in the middle of.
72 Audi 200 quattro (UH) The Living Daylights Bond gets into the car just after missing Kara Milovy with his sniper.
73 Alfa Romeo GTV6 (UH) Octopussy As Bond steals the car, to get to the USAF base in time to defuse the nuclear bomb. He is then chased by German Police in their BMW 518s.
74 VW Beetle (UH) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service MI6 agent tails Bond as he is taken to a helicopter to visit Blofeld.
75 Ford Taunus (UH) The Spy Who Loved Me Filled with Stromberg's henchmen the Taunus chases Bond in the Lotus Esprit down the winding Sardinian roads.
76 Ford Falcon Ranchero (UH) Goldfinger As Oddjob drives out of the scrap yard with Mr. Solo's crushed Continental in the back of the pick-up.
77 Checker Marathon taxi (UH) Live and Let Die New York cab ride that leads Bond to Mr. Big, and in turn Solitaire.
78 Mercedes-Benz 220S (UH) On Her Majesty's Secret Service As Irma Bunt and her henchman hunt Bond down in the Mercury Cougar.
79 Range Rover Sport (UH) Quantum of Solace Bond and Camille leave Greene's party in La Paz and are stopped by the police while Mathis is lying in the trunk.
80 GAZ Volga (UH) GoldenEye As Bond chases Ourumov through St. Petersburg in the T-55 tank.
81 GP Beach Buggy (UH) For Your Eyes Only Emile Locque and his henchmen chase 007 and countess Lisl von Schlaf on the beach.
82 Q-Boat (UH) The World Is Not Enough During the Thames River boat chase, Q's jet boat makes a brief appearance on land before going back into the water.
83 Peugeot 504 (UH) For Your Eyes Only Hector Gonzales' henchmen chase Bond and Melina Havelock in the 2CV through olive groves.
84 Dragon Tank (UH) Dr. No Tall case. - Bond, Honey Rider and Quarrel reach an open swamp where they are attacked by the legendary dragon of Crab Key.
85 Land Rover Defender (UH) Casino Royale In Uganda, Mr. White arranges a meeting between Le Chiffre and Obanno, who is seeking a safe haven for his funds.
86 Renault Fuego Turbo (UH) A View to a Kill The stable girls follow Sir Godfrey Tibbett in the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud to a petrol station, where he is strangled by May Day who hid in the back.
87 Parahawk (UH) The World Is Not Enough Bond and Elektra King are attacked while they are on top of a mountain in Azerbaijan examining the King pipeline.
88 Cadillac Superior hearse (Ixo) Diamonds Are Forever Long case. - Bond arrives in Los Angeles to find Peter Frank's casket, which has diamonds inside.
89 Ford Anglia (UH) Dr. No Parked outside the Queen's Club, Jamaica, where Strangways is shot and killed by the Three Bind Mice.
90 Acrostar mini-jet (UH) Octopussy Tall case. - Bond infiltrates a military base then escapes after destroying it.
91 Ford Edge (UH) Quantum of Solace As Bond abandons Green in the desert, leaving only a canister of motor oil for him to survive on.
92 LaSalle hearse (Ixo) Dr. No Long case. - On his way to pick up Miss Taro in his Sunbeam Alpine, Bond is chased by Strangways' murderers.
93 Osprey 5 hovercraft (UH) Die Another Day Tall case. - Colonel Moon and Bond chase each other on hovercrafts over the North Korean Demilitarized Zone.
94 Mercedes-Benz 190 Binz ambulance (Ixo) Thunderball Long case. - At the health clinic Bond finds François Derval's body being mysteriously transported away in the dead of the night.
95 Kawasaki Z900 motorcycle (UH) The Spy Who Loved Me Chasing Bond and Anya Amasova in the Lotus Esprit on Sardinia.
96 Chevrolet C10 ambulance (Ixo) Moonraker Long case. - Drax’s men show up disguised as paramedics and capture Bond and Holly Goodhead in San Pedro.
97 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville (UH) Goldfinger Driven by Oddjob in Switzerland.
98 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II (UH) The World Is Not Enough In Zukovsky's caviar factory in Baku.
99 Range Rover convertible (Ixo) Octopussy Long case. - Driven by Bianca after Bond released the horsebox trailer.
100 Ford Crown Victoria (Ixo) Casino Royale Long case. - The Miami-Dade PD police cruiser driven by the terrorist at Miami International airport.
101 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II (UH) A View to a Kill Before May Day pushes the car with Bond and Tibbett into the lake.
102 Bondola (Ixo) Moonraker Long case. Scale 1:72. - Bond in Venice after the boat chase.
103 Ford Bronco II (Ixo) Quantum of Solace Bond calls M so that she can track Dominic Greene, Bond follows him to his private jet.
104 ZIL-117 (Ixo) Casino Royale In the trunk is the dead Obanno.
105 Ford Country Squire (Ixo) Goldfinger As Bond is dropped off at Goldfinger's Kentucky stud farm.
106 Ford Consul (Ixo) Dr. No Bond is driven with the Police superintendent in this to Strangways' house.
107 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II (UH) Licence to Kill Bond's transport in Isthmus City, with Q as the chauffeur.
108 Ford Econoline (Ixo) Diamonds Are Forever Driven by Bert Saxby in Las Vegas.
109 Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupe (Ixo) Live and Let Die Kananga's henchmen follow Bond to the crocodile farm.
110 Aston Martin DBS V12 (crash damaged) (UH) Quantum of Solace Bond with Mr. White in the trunk chased by the Alfas. No door, scratches to bodywork.
111 Ford Thunderbird (UH) Thunderball Largo's car as he attends a SPECTRE meeting in Paris.
112 Mercedes-Benz 220 (Ixo) The Man with the Golden Gun After fighting in the karate school.
113 VAZ-2106 (Ixo) GoldenEye Militsiya GAI car from St. Petersburg tank chase.
114 Austin FX4 taxi (Ixo) Octopussy London taxi.
115 Austin A55 Cambridge Mark II taxi (Ixo) Dr. No Jamaican taxi.
116 Lada Niva (Ixo) The World Is Not Enough Davidoff's car in Baku.
117 Mercedes-Benz 220S (Ixo) Goldfinger Chasing the DB5 inside the factory premises.
118 VAZ-2105 (Ixo) The Living Daylights Bratislava - driven by the secret police who take Kara Milovy from the tram.
119 Lincoln Continental stretch limousine (Ixo) Thunderball At the French chateau.
120 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL (Ixo) For Your Eyes Only Long case. - Locque's car hanging on the cliff edge, with Bond about to kick it down.
121 Volga M24 (Ixo) Octopussy Used by Soviet General Orlov as his Staff car to chase the Circus's train.
122 Mercedes-Benz 200D (Ixo) For Your Eyes Only Locque waiting inside next to the jumptower in Cortina.
123 Plymouth Savoy taxi (Ixo) From Russia with Love Istanbul taxi.
124 Chevrolet Bel Air (Ixo) Live and Let Die Bond is driven from the airport to meet Felix Leiter, his driver is killed en route by Kananga's henchman Whisper.
125 Dodge Ram (Ixo) Licence to Kill Truck chase.
126 Chevrolet Apache C30 1-ton stakebed truck (Ixo) From Russia with Love "I bed you on roses"
127 Dodge M43 ambulance (Ixo) Goldfinger With laser gun on the roof during the assault on Fort Knox.
128 Morris Minor 1000 (Ixo) Thunderball Bond is driven to his hotel on the Bahamas.
129 Ford Ranch Wagon (Ixo) From Russia with Love This car is driven by a son of Kerim Bey in Yugoslavia.
130 Wales & Edwards Rangemaster milk float (Ixo) The Living Daylights Driven by Necros at Blayden Castle where Soviet defector General Koskov is being interviewed.
131 Chevrolet Bel Air police car (Ixo) Live and Let Die Louisiana State Police car from the speedboat chase.
132 Lincoln Continental convertible (UH) Goldfinger On the airport, before Bond boards the presidential Lockheed JetStar.
133 Aston Martin DB5 (UH) Skyfall Bond's private car on a road in Scotland.
134 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow (UH) Moonraker Bond is driven from the airport to the hotel in Rio.

Errors[edit]

Throughout the collection, collectors noticed a number of errors both in the printed publication and the models themselves. Notable examples include;

  • Some of the issues have the same photo of Bond on the front cover: 4 & 87, 16 & 95, 20 & 85, 29 & 99, 37 & 86, 41 & 100, 50 & 96, 60 & 91. While others have the same poster on the back cover. Issue 6 is the only magazine not to feature 007 on the cover, Zao is used.
  • Models from 'Casino Royale' (except issue 100) and 'Quantum of Solace' have been neglected miniature figures, even if the scene in which they are depicted requires one.
  • Felix Leiter's 1964 Thunderbird from issue 42 has the taillights of the 1965 model.
  • Issue 65, The Italian police Defender chasing Bond and the Alfa Romeos is supposed to be a 2.5 Puma, but the model is actually an older TD5.
  • Issue 69 is highly inaccurate in relation to the rear end of the real Aston Martin V8 Volante.
  • Issue 70 wrongly contained the X350 version of the Daimler Super-8 instead of the X308 Daimler Super V8 as featured in the film.
  • The Audi 200 quattro from issue 72 is a non-prototypical mixture between the Audi V8 and the Audi 200. Overall appearance is that of an Audi V8 (slanted front, position of front indicator lights, prominent fender flares which continue on rear doors and front and rear bumper units), while details (radiator grille, raised door handles, trunk lock position, no side repeater lights, red-and-orange taillight clusters) are correct for a 1987 Audi 200.
  • Issue 84: The Dragon Tank is out of proportion vertically and not an accurate model.
  • Issue 87: On page 7 'MI6 on Location', picture 8 with M sitting at her desk claimed it was from 'Casino Royale' but it is a picture from 'Quantum of Solace'.
  • Issue 88 is a model of a Cadillac hearse converted by Miller-Meteor, not the Superior Coach Company as shown in the film. The magazine also includes a wrong poster on the back. A 'Dr. No' one is published instead of one from 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
  • The first run of issue 89's box lists the Ford Anglia as being from the film 'From Russia with Love' when in fact it was from 'Dr. No'. This has been corrected for later releases in other countries.
  • Issue 99 purports that the military officer Bond impersonates to seek access to the airfield seen at the start of 'Octopussy' is General Toro, he was in fact of the rank of Colonel not General as the magazine erroneously states.
  • Issue 102, the Bondola has a grey base as opposed to the rest of the collection which have black bases. The vehicle also lacks a figure of Roger Moore and it is in the much smaller scale of 1:72.
  • (German) Issue 105 says that the Ford Country Squire has an engine size of 36,390 cc.
  • Issue 111, Largo's 1965 Thunderbird retains the 1964 grille from issue 42.
  • Issue 113, the VAZ as featured in 'GoldenEye' has the wrong 'Lada Niva' rear badge.
  • Issue 117, The Mercedes Benz Model is not of a W180 220s but a W120 180 which has indicator on side of fender near windscreen
  • Issue 119: The back of the diorama for the model states the film is 'For Your Eyes Only', rather than the correct film 'Thunderball'. The Lincoln Continental limousine is poorly modelled, particularly the passenger compartment, curved shoulderline and too large taillights. The reverse lights are moulded in red instead of clear plastic.
  • Issue 120: The back of the diorama has no film listed although the corresponding film was printed on the preceding issue.
  • Issue 127: The Ambulance is facing the wrong direction.
  • Issue 128: The Morris Minor neglects to have a registration plate present, and the folded up roof is the incorrect colour; being that of the car's body

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