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Roger Moore’s 14 Most Memorable Onscreen Rides

By: · May 24, 2017

-Sir Roger Moore, most closely identified with his role as James Bond in the 1970s and ’80s, has died of cancer in Switzerland. While his portrayal of Simon Templar in the British TV series The Saint found him associated with Volvo’s P1800, as Bond, Moore piloted some of the superspy’s most memorable vehicles, from the spiral-jumping AMC Hornet of The Man With the Golden Gun to the submersible Lotus Esprit of The Spy Who Loved Me.--Moore also had a connection to this publication. When our own Brock Yates, who preceded Moore in death last year, penned Cannonball Run—loosely based on the 1979 Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash—Moore was cast as Seymour Goldfarb, Jr. Goldfarb seemed to believe he actually was Roger Moore. Those of us who grew up with Moore in the Bond role invariably had those same sorts of moments, often while launching orange plastic missiles from the rear of our Corgi Esprit toys. Sir Roger Moore was 89 years old.-Volvo P1800 coupe – The Saint (1962-1969)-Aston Martin DBS – The Persuaders! (1971-1972)-AEC Regent III – Live and Let Die (1973)-AMC Hornet – the Man with the Golden Gun (1974)-AMC Hornet – the Man with the Golden Gun (1974)-Lotus Esprit – The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)-Lotus Esprit Submarine – The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)-Lotus Esprit Turbo – For Your Eyes Only (1981)-Citroen 2 CV – For Your Eyes Only (1981)-Aston Marton DB5 – Cannonball run (1981)-Bajaj RE rickshaw tuk-tuk-taxi – Octopussy (1983)-Alfa Romeo GTV6 – Octopussy (1983)-Mercedes-Benz 250SE – Octopussy (1983)-Owned by Bond film producer Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, this Roller was swapped for a replica when the script dictated that it take a swim with Bond in the trunk. (Spoiler: He lives!) Infamous for its original “CUB 1” license plate, it was replaced with license plate 354 HYK for the film.-Renault 11 taxi – A View to a Kill (1985)-Glastron GT-150 speedboat

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