Okay, I’m biased about this selection. Myfirst car in high school was a used AMC 1973 Hornet. So on a purely personal level I have tremendous affection for this less-than-stylish Bond car.
Another non-traditional choice, I readily admit, and it comes from my absolute favorite Roger Moore era Bond film. This movie followed Moonraker in series continuity, and to one extent or another, For Your Eyes Only was all about “re-grounding” the 007 mythos after the space adventuring of the previous film (not to mention the slapstick shtick of Jaws…).
Again, I must assume this is an unlikely choice for many Bond fans. The Bentley in Never Say Never Again isn’t utilized in a car chase, and it features no gadgets whatsoever. In fact, we see it only briefly as Bond drives to a health clinic.
And the same thing goes for Mr. Connery.
This car was to kids of the Moore Era of the 1970s what the Aston Martin DB5 was to kids in the 1960s Connery Era. It was a fabulously “cool” car in appearance, but also one given a fantasy sheen in terms of its unusual capabilities.
This is likely the one car on the list that isn’t a surprise, I assume, since it has been termed “The most famous car in the world.”