James Bond’s Hot Wheels

By Hans-Georg Schmitt

Photographs by the author.

CMC94 Aston Martin DB10 “Spectre 007”

It was a really breathtaking car, specially made just for the film and impressive in its metallic silver paint.

The Aston Martin DB10 which James Bond drove in his latest adventure “Spectre” was beautiful though as seems to be the case of all of Bond’s cars it ended up in a big crash. The small number of surviving film cars are all now worth a great deal of money.

Now Mattel has launched the DB10 in its Elite range of 1:18 scale models. The aggressively styled body is accurately captured and the paint is immaculate. Opening bonnet, hinged doors and boot lid are fitted as can be seen in the photograph below.

Even the steering works though only over a small range. The interior has a realistic looking dashboard, steering wheel and centre console, with leather looking seats with safety belts modelled too.

As the photograph above shows under the bonnet a detailed replica of the engine is visible. Underneath it has a detailed baseplate and the wheels reveal well modelled brake calipers and discs. These really are “hot wheels” for James Bond collectors.


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