This is the car James Bond used whilst saving the life of Tracy Di Vincenzo from committing suicide on a Portuguese beach. Between the years 1967 and 1972, 899 DBS’s were built. The series one model which was used in the film was built up until 1970 had a top speed of 141 mph. Missing out on the V6 engine that was applied to its sister-car the DBS V6, James Bond’s car was capable of kicking out 228 bhp.
- Manufacturer: Aston Martin
- Model: DBS
- Top Speed: 141 mph
- Acceleration: n/a
- Engine Capacity: 3995cc
With the exception of a rifle hidden within this Aston’s glove compartment, the car did not include any of the famous Q-branch gadgetry applied to other vehicles. Only two cars were used for filming purposes, one of which resides in a private collection in Lazenby’s homeland of Australia. The other is nestled in a museum in the north of England.
During the final moments of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, a devastating attack is launched on James Bond which sadly results in the death of his wife, Tracy. Parked up in their DBS by a cliffside just moments after the marriage takes place Irma Bunt takes the life of Tracy with an automatic weapon. Taking his car as refuge, Bond tells authorities “She’s quite alright.”
Perhap’s one of the most memorable sequences in the James Bond franchise, the death of 007’s wife would not have been the same without the DBS as its backdrop.