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The Spy Who Drove Me

As the world goes crazy for the new Bond movie – Spectre — we take a look back at some of our favorite Ford cameos alongside 007. Dr. No The Ford Anglia was the first vehicle to feature in a James Bond film. During the opening scenes of “Dr. No” a British intelligence chief called Strangways is ambushed and killed while getting in to his Anglia 105E. Goldfinger A Lincoln Continental (Lincoln is a Ford-owned brand in the U.S.) proved to be the final resting place for uncooperative gangster, Mr. Solo, after he refuses to join Goldfinger’s dastardly Operation Grand Slam. Solo and the car are crushed at a scrap yard by henchman, Oddjob. In another stand out car chase, vengeful Tilly Masterton is forced off the road in her 1964 Ford Mustang convertible after taking a pot shot at Bond on the glorious Furka Pass, in Switzerland. A classic Bond gadget moment, the Mustang is disabled by 007’s scythed chariot-style wheels. Thunderball True to the film’s title, SPECTRE agent Count Lippe goes up in a thunderball when his Ford Fairlane Skyliner is blown up by villainess Fiona Volpe using rocket launchers mounted on her BSA motorbike. The scene was filmed at Silverstone race track in the U.K. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service A Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible (another Ford-owned…

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