What car did James Bond drive?

Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin DBS, 1968

  • Manufacturer: Aston Martin
  • Model: DBS
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  • Years manufactured: 1967-1972
  • Type: coupe
  • Origin: UK

The Aston Martin DBS was powered by the straight 6 engine from the DB6 model until the new V8 engine completed development, at which time (1969) the DBS was available with either engine as an option.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service


James Bond drove his Aston Martin DBS onto the beach in Portugal


The Aston Martin DBS stopped on the sand among fishing boats


The Aston Martin DBS was decorated with garlands of flowers for James Bond's wedding to Tracy Di Vicenzo


In the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service, James Bond drives a 1968 Aston Martin DBS which carries British registration plate GKX 8G.

Two DBS' were lent by Aston Martin to the movie production company to portray the Bond car: chassis numbers  DBS/5109/R, used for the studio scenes and interior close-ups, and DBS/5234/R, used for the exterior shots. These were six-cylinder models, reportedly with high-spec engines, although not officially Vantage-spec – note the absence of black Vantage badges on the side vents.