Using a slick transformation animation, the timeline begins with the petite Sunbeam Alpine featured in Dr. No, the first Bond film. A pre-war Bentley comes next, driven in From Russia with Love, and it’s not until the third, and arguably most famous Bond film, Goldfinger, when the iconic 1964 Aston Martin DB5 makes its first appearance.
While the timeline is largely dominated by sumptuous European metal, America gets its fair share of screentime as well with the Ford Mustang Mach I from Diamonds are Forever (1971), and the AMC Hornet X Hatchback from The Man With the Golden Gun (1974), among others.
As the timeline moves through the decades, the eclectic nature of James’ automotive taste becomes apparent, from a 1985 Renault 11 in A View to a Kill to full-blown exotic sports cars like the 1981 Lotus Esprit from For Your Eyes Only.
Take a look at the history of James Bond cars in the video above.