UK has given us a lot to talk about in terms of cars and many of these models became popular after appearing either in movies or on various TV shows. Who could forget the Aston Martin DB5 which represents the very first James Bond car that was in Goldfinger (1964) with Sean Connery. There’s also the classic MINI made a lot more popular by Mr. Bean (played by Rowan Atkinson), as well as the 1976 Lotus Esprit S1 showcased in another Bond movie, the 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me (starring Roger Moore).
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Straight forward to 1997 and we find the Jaguar E-Type Roadster (from 1970) which appeared in Mike Myers’ Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The list can go on with other cars such as the classic Range Rover which was part of The New Avengers (1976-1977), and let’s not forget about the 1964 Austin A35 which appeared in 2005’s Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
All in all, United Kingdom has proven over the decades to be a rich source of popular TV and movie cars and the market success of some of these cars was actually a direct consequence of their appearance on films and shows.
Source: Jennings Motor Group