We all know that the Aston Martin DB5 was used in Goldfinger and that Mini’s were the trio in Italian Job; But what about the lesser known cars in famous movies? Hidden under body-kits, rare cars or Frankensteined together from different parts? In this article we’ll test your knowledge of these hidden classics in famous movies.
It was in September 1960 that my late parents bought what is now my 1958 Wolseley Six-Ninety, paying £745 for the then two year old car to replace our old Morris. I was aged three and so it could be said that I have grown up with the Wolseley.
Heritage has previously discussed the potential of a discrepancy between enthusiasts and classic car auctions/investors. A lot of enthusiasts have cited how investors can hike up prices of beloved classics to then take them off the road to wait for an opportunity to maximise their return on investment.
As well as converting classics there has also been an influx of brand new cars that are powered by electricity while also drawing design influences from classic cars. From Ferrari’s to VW buses we’ll take a look at some of the recent announcements.
The Morgan Motor Company has always been admired internationally for building fine performance cars. This is the case for the Plus 8 Morgan, that has only recently been added back into the Morgan roster in 2012.
After the successful partnership between the creators of James Bond and Aston Martin in Goldfinger, the DB5 then went on to appear in Thunderball, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall and Spectre.
The Citroen Type-H van combined practical capabilities with striking design choices and has been cemented as an iconic European vehicle. With so few left in existence, we were delighted when we were approached to speak with someone who claims to own the only remaining example in the UK.
Mini Enthusiast and die hard Iron Maiden fan. Jeannie’s enthusiasm for Mini’s was influenced by her Dad’s passion for cars. Jeannie used to sit in the back of her Dad’s Mini Traveller when she was young.
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