What car did James Bond drive?

Chevrolet Bel Air, 1957

Chevrolet Bel Air, 1957

  • Manufacturer: Chevrolet (a division of General Motors)
  • Model: Bel Air, second generation
  • Variant: 1957 model
  • Years manufactured: 1955-1957
  • Type: convertible
  • Origin: USA

Dr. No


Upon arrival in Kingston, Jamaica, James Bond is met at the airport by "Mr. Jones from Government House" who chauffeurs Bond in a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air


Bond identifies Mr. Jones as an enemy agent, has him stop the car, then tackles and overpowers him


With Mr Jones in the back seat of the car, James Bond commandeers the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and drives to Government House


The James Bond movie Dr. No is largely set in Jamaica and was filmed on location in the first three months of 1962. The open-top Chevrolet Bel Air used in filming was a 1957 year model with Jamaican registration plate J 7715.

Although relatively contemporary for the period, this was not a new model. The car used in filming was most probably sourced from a local hrental company.

This car is most noteworthy as being the first car driven by James Bond in the first Bond movie.