The James Bond Vehicle Library

Mercedes-Benz 180

Published 02/05-2010
Updated 17/04-2010 10:04

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Two Mercedes-Benz 180 chases Tilly Masterson and Bond after they raise the alarm in Goldfingers Swiss factory. In the shot where the two 180's start chasing the DB5, the cronology is not correct according to the numberplates. The same car NE-9641 is seen starting twice ;o) but the first car to crash (into a tree) is NE-5961. Afterwards we see it chasing as car #1 without a scratch.The NE-9641 drives off the hill and crashes into the factory building. A third car takes up the persuit. When Bond stops and the shooting starts, it revealed as the trusty NE-5961, still without a scratch.

The chase in the factory area.
The NE-5961 is seen chasing the DB5. When Bond crashes into the wall Oddjob arrives in his dark gray 220S, numberplate NE-3184.

The Mercedes-Benz 180/190 are of almost identical appearance and was produced in the period 1953 to 1962. A total of 118.234 cars was produced.

by MS & PS

007 relation

Goldfinger (1964)

  • Villain/henchmens vehicle
  • Persuers vehicle

Technical data

  • Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: Mercedes Benz 180/190
  • Year: 1953
  • Engine: S-4 (4stroke)  8 valves; 1,767 litre
  • Power: 58.0 hp @ 4000 rpm
  • Transmission: 4 gears, manual
  • Wheelbase: 2650 mm
  • Length:  4458 mm
  • Width:  1740 mm
  • Empty weight: 1070 kg
  • Colour: black
  • Numberplates: NE-9641 & NE-5961

Sources

Links:

  • Motorbase - The Online Encyclopedia of Motoring.