The handsome, brooding James Bond hasn’t always driven an Aston Martin. In author Ian Fleming’s first 007 book, Bond drove a Bentley. On the silver screen the spy has driven everything from a BMW to a Lotus to in which Bond—played by a young Sean Connery—slipped behind the wood-grain wheel of the now legendary Aston Martin DB5. Connery and the drop-dead DB5 returned the following year for . In the late ’60s both Connery and the DB5 disappeared temporarily, replaced by George Lazenby and an Aston Martin DBS in .

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