Day: October 7, 2021

Petersen Museum Hosts Killer James Bond Car Collection

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This is the ultimate display of the 007 cars.

The Petersen Museum is known for displaying some of the coolest car collections and historical automobiles. Recently, they opened their doors to welcome fans of the James Bond saga with the largest official Bond vehicle exhibit in the United States. Called “Bond in Motion” this showcase of vehicles is pretty expansive.

“Oh, Bond was the car guy,” said Terry Karges, executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

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In the collection are the 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), 1985 Aston Martin V8 from The Living Daylights (1987), 1999 BMW Z8 from The World Is Not Enough (1999), and the 2019 Aston Martin DB10 from Spectre (2015).

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A few years ago, we’d have told you that ordering a car directly from the factory was possible but difficult, often costly, and involved a long wait. But not so today. Due to current supply shortages, buying almost any car can be difficult, often costly, and can involve a long wait. Custom ordering changes those factors, but less than it used to.

Under normal conditions, Americans became accustomed to buying a car from dealer stock. Traditionally, we map out some idea of what we want through online research. Then we negotiate with a dealership to get as close as we can to our desires and often drive our new car home the very same day we first set foot in the dealership.

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