James Bond fan ties car detail from ‘Skyfall’ back to ’60s-era Bond
(Photo: Columbia Pictures)
Many Bond fans know the Aston Martin depicted in the above photo for the upcoming "Skyfall" installment is the same make and model -- and even color -- as the car that Sean Connery drove when he played Bond back in the '60s. But one savvy fan noticed even more similarity -- the license plate.
The Aston Martin DB5 in the Daniel Craig photo has the license plate number BMT 216A as does the one in the Sean Connery photo (below) from 1964's "Goldfinger." (The car was also used in 1965's "Thunderball.") The Connery-era car was customized with gadgets - including a rotating license plate and a passenger ejection seat. The car was later resold (in real life) and, changing ownership again in 2010 when Ohio businessman Harry Yeaggy bought it for $4.6 million, with its original gadgetry still intact. It is set to go on display in England's Cholmondeley Pageant -- along with other Bond cars -- in a few days.
(Photo: Columbia Pictures/Everett Collection)
And while we don't know exactly what the car will do to drive the plot of "Skyfall" (yes, I went there), we do know Bond is, at least, partially set in London -- thus, presumably, the right-hand steering wheel. Moreover, Bond appears to be quite shaken and stirred by an old memory. Given the evidence, expect at least one cool vintage Aston Martin driving scene during the London-set part of the film.