What car did James Bond drive?

Ford Mustang Mach 1

Ford Mustang Mach 1, 1971

  • Manufacturer: Ford
  • Model: Mustang, second generation
  • Variant: Mach 1
  • Years manufactured: 1971-1973
  • Type: coupe
  • Origin: USA

Diamonds Are Forever


Tiffany Case waits for James Bond outside Whyte Techtronics space laboratories with a Ford Mustang Mach 1 ready for their escape


James Bond drives the Mach 1 through Las Vegas being chased by local police


Tiffany Case remains a calm passenger as Bond drives the Mach 1 at high speed


Trapped in a carpark, Bond drives the Ford Mustang Mach 1 up onto the roofs of parked cars to make a getaway


The Las Vegas police continue to pusue Bond and Tiffany in the Ford Mustang Mach 1 on the Las Vegas streets 


Bond uses a loading ramp to roll the Ford Mustang Mach 1 onto two wheels, then balances the car on its side so that he and Tiffany can escape pursuing police


A large part of Diamonds are Forever is set in Las Vegas, USA, and was filmed on location there between April and September 1971. In the movie, Bond borrows a red Ford Mustang from Tiffany Case which has registration plate CA52H6.

The cars used in filming were 1971 Ford Mustang (second generation) Mach 1s. There is debate about how many Mustang Mach 1s were used in the making of Diamonds Are Forever – some enthusiasts speculate that as many as five of the cars were involved.