What car did James Bond drive?

Chevrolet Bel Air, 1973

Chevrolet Bel Air, 1973

  • Manufacturer: Chevrolet (a division of General Motors)
  • Model: Bel Air, seventh generation
  • Variant: 1973 model
  • Years manufactured: 1971-1975
  • Type: saloon
  • Origin: USA

Live And Let Die


Upon arrival in New York, USA, James Bond is met at the airport by Charlie who chauffeurs Bond into the city in a 1973 Chevrolet Bel Air


Driver Charlie is shot by a villain in a passing car, so James Bond leans over from the rear seat, takes the wheel of the 1973 Chevrolet Bel Air and drives the car



The James Bond movie Live And Let Die was partly set in New York City and many scenes were filmed on location there. The Chevrolet Bel Air used in filming was a 1973 year model with New York registration plate 545 BBB.

The 1973 Chevrolet Bel Air was a basic, low-spec model primarily marketed to automotive fleet customers, including taxi companies and USA police forces. The car used in filming was most probably one of the many Chevrolets supplied by General Motors to the movie production company.



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  • Internet Movie Database, Live And Let Die: Filming & Production, Internet Movie Database, viewed 25 August 2019, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070328/locations?ref_=tt_ql_dt_5
  • Wikipedia 2019, Chevrolet Bel Air, Wikipedia, viewed 25 August 2019,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Bel_Air