The Petersen Automotive Museum was already a must-see for any car enthusiast visiting Los Angeles, and it’s about to get a little better should you also be a James Bond fan. Opening Sept. 25 in the museum’s appropriately named Grand Salon gallery will be the “Bond in Motion” exhibit of more than 30 cars, motorcycles, boats, submarines, helicopters and scale models used during the creation of the 24 official James Bond films. The timing corresponds with the Oct. 8 release of “No Time to Die,” the upcoming 60th anniversary of the first Bond movie … and hey, the release of our “All 24 James Bond movies ranked only by their cars.”
In the world of pop culture, few automobiles are as recognizable as James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. The titular spy has been linked with the car for fifty years now, and the pair will be united once more in the upcoming No Time To Die. As Aston Martin prepares for the on-screen return of this cinematic and automotive icon, the automaker has teamed up with The Little Car Company to create a limited run of 007-spec DB5s in two-thirds scale.
In order to accurately recreate Bond’s iconic ride, an orignal example was 3D-scanned to allow for precise recreations of parts. The level of accuracy on the DB5 Junior is superb, right down to the Silver Birch paintwork, Smiths gauges, and genuine Aston Marin chassis plates.
Of course, not everything is entirely movie-accurate. The roof found on Bond’s car is missing in this case, as the