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James Bond has owned and destroyed many a car in his adventures, much to the chagrin of Q.

Bond has destroyed cars owned by MI:6, himself, and others. In this instance I am specifically looking for a car that was issued to Bond by MI:6.

Has any such car been issued and returned intact?

  • If I remember correctly he didn't use his BMW in Goldeneye much at all and just gave it to Jack Wade. But I don't exactly know if that was issued by MI:6 or if gifting it to a CIA fellow counts as "returning intact". – Napoleon Wilson Aug 11 '16 at 0:16
  • The problem is, though, that he also drives numerous "normal" cars in the films too, as can be read in this list, many of which have also been provided to him by the British government or MI:6 and are left perfectly intact. But I assume you're only after the ones explicitly given to him by the Q branch. – Napoleon Wilson Aug 11 '16 at 1:02
  • @Napoleon Wilson Yes, I would be more interested in mission used cars provided by Q to have "all the usual refinements". That BMW would meet my criteria, I had forgotten he gave it to Jack. – Skooba Aug 11 '16 at 1:22
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Yes. Sometimes (although rarely) Bond's cars survive.

It's a little difficult to determine which cars were "issued" by MI6. But I've compiled a list of cars we can assume came from them (as opposed to just commandeered in the line of duty).

Below is a breakdown of James Bond's cars and whether they survive.

Dr No.

  • Sunbeam Alpine : Survived

From Russia With Love

  • Bently Mark IV : Survived

GoldFinger

  • Aston Martin DB5 : Status unknown

Thunderball

  • Aston Martin DB5 : Status unknown

You only live Twice

  • Toyota 2000 GT : Survived

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

  • Mercury Cougar : Major Damage
  • Aston Martin DBS : Single bullet hole, but not destroyed.

Diamonds Are Forever

  • Ford Mustang : Minor Damage

The Man With the Golden Gun

  • AMC Hornet : Major Damage

The Spy Who Loved Me

  • Lotus Esprit : Survived (totally awesomely)

Moonraker

  • Bentley 4½ Litre : Destroyed
  • Bentley Mark VI : Survives in the movie (but destroyed in the novel)

For Your Eyes Only

  • Lotus Esprit Turbo : Destroyed

Octopussy

  • Range Rover Classic : Survived

A View To A Kill

  • Ford LTD : Survived
  • Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II : Destroyed

The Living Daylights

  • Aston Martin V8 : Status Unknown

License to Kill

  • Lincoln Mark VII LSC: Survived

GoldenEye

  • Aston Martin DB5 : Survived
  • BMW Z3 : Survived

Tomorrow Never Dies

  • Aston Martin DB5 : Survived
  • BMW 750iL : Destroyed

The World Is Not Enough

  • Aston Martin DB5 : Survived
  • BMW Z8 : Destroyed

Die Another Day

  • Ford Fairlane : Survived
  • Aston Martin V12 Vanquish : Damaged but Survives

Casino Royale (the new one)

  • Aston Martin DB5 : Survives
  • Aston Martin DBS V12 : Destroyed

Quantum of Solace

  • Aston Martin DBS V12 : Damaged but Survives

Skyfall

  • Aston Martin DB5 : Destroyed

Spectre

  • Aston Martin DB10 : Destroyed
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    Doesn't the classic DB5 get destroyed up in Skyfall? Or am I misremembering? – Flambino Aug 11 '16 at 7:37
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    Yeah, the DB5 in Skyfall gets destroyed (this is referenced in Spectre). Also it's a shame that in Moonraker the Bentley Mark VI isn't destroyed, which really does show how much the film missed out. – AStopher Aug 11 '16 at 10:17
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    The list of cars that survived is around 100% longer than I expected ;-) – user9311 Aug 11 '16 at 15:24
  • @Snowman my thoughts exactly. hence why I asked the question! – Skooba Aug 11 '16 at 16:24
  • Occam's razor: unless evidenced otherwise, it's the same DB5 in subsequent films? – OrangeDog Aug 11 '16 at 16:54

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