What car did James Bond drive?

Aston Martin V8 Volante

Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1985

  • Manufacturer: Aston Martin
  • Model: V8
  • Variant: Volante Series 1
  • Years manufactured: 1978-1989
  • Type: convertible
  • Origin: UK


"Volante" is the name given to convertible versions of various Aston Martin models. The Aston Martin V8 Volante Series 1 was the convertible version of the the Aston Martin V8 Series 4 "Oscar India" coupe.

The Living Daylights


James Bond drove his Aston Martin V8 Volante to Blaydon House, an MI6 safe-house located in the English countryside


James Bond made a stylish arrival at Blaydon House in his Aston Martin V8 Volante with the top down


In preparation for his assignment to Czechoslovakia, Q Branch "winterised" Bond's Aston Martin V8 Volante by adding a hard-top roof


In the movie The Living Daylights, James Bond is issued a 1985 Aston Martin V8 Volante which carries British registration plate B549 WUU. This car was reportedly the personal car of Aston Martin Executive Chairman Victor Gauntlet and was loaned to the movie production company for the film. The car had a modified V8 engine (effectively a pre-production Vantage), but lacked the body kit of the Vantage model. For this reason it is often mistakenly identified as a V8 Vantage Volante.

In the second half of the movie the car appears as a hard-top after being "winterised" by Q Branch; an Aston Martin V8 coupe was used to film those scenes.