What car did James Bond drive?

Chevrolet Impala Convertible

Chevrolet Impala Convertible, 1963

  • Manufacturer: Chevrolet (a division of General Motors)
  • Model: Impala, third generation
  • Variant: 1963 model
  • Years manufactured: 1961-1964
  • Type: convertible
  • Origin: USA

Live And Let Die


CIA agent Rosie Carver obtains a Chevrolet Impala for James Bond to drive them around Dr Kanaga's Caribbean island of San Monique


Bond drives the Chevrolet Impala along narrow lanes on San Monique



Much of Live And Let Die is set on the fictitious island-country of San Monique in the Caribbean; these scenes were filmed at various locations in Jamaica, including those where Bond is briefly seen driving a Chevrolet Impala convertible. The car used in these scenes is a 1963 year model Chevrolet Impala with registration plate F 3463.

When Live And Let Die was filmed, in October 1972 through to March 1973, this 1963 Chevrolet Impala was an old model. The car used is clearly not in good shape, with trim missing around the front grille and broken rear lights evident; and as it plays only a minor role it is likely that the movie production company sourced the vehicle locally in Jamaica.