The James Bond Vehicle Library

Ford Mustang Mach 1

26/8-2001, updated 9/10-2011   by PS


Ford Mustang Mach 1

Ford Mustang Mach 1 and Ford Econoline Van 1971.
Diamonds Are Forever, 1971
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007 Relations

Diamonds Are Forever - 1971
Allieds/friends vehicle
Vehicle Bond drives

Notes

Tiffany's car in Las Vegas. She picks Bond up after his escape in the Moonbuggy and they are chased through the streets of Las Vegas by the police.

One of the famous film mistakes is this car driving into a narrow alley on two wheels (right side), and exiting on the left side wheels! The blunder is due to the fact, that the exit of the alley was filmed on location in Las Vegas and done by an American stunt team. Later the tilt in the alley onto two wheels was filmed in the backlot of the studio in Europe and the Frensh stunt team was only able to do this on the right hand side wheels.

During filming 8 cars was used, two of them still exists in private collections.
The car use for the chase scenes in Las Vegas is today owned by Mike Alameda, USA. It has been on display at the Petersen Car Museum in Los Angeles and at the James Bond Convention i San Francisco in September 2001. The alley stunt car is owned by The Cars of The Stars Museum in England. The cars used for the car carrier jump in the parking lot chase scene, but was wrecked at the completion of filming and then scraped.
Thanks to Mike Alameda for this information.



Technical Data

  • Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
  • Model: Mustang Mach 1
  • Year: 1971
  • Engine: 429ci V8 (351ci)
  • Power: 400 hp (250 hp)

Gadgets

  • None


Sources and Links

The Essential Bond, Lee Pfeiffer & Dave Worrall, Boxtree, 2000, page 83/84.
Dream Cars Past & Present, Ken Vose, The Image Bank, 1989, page 70.

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