unexpected Bond movie car news
Seeing the Dezer Collection myself north of Miami
Beach in Florida was a real thrill. The car that inspired my father to
buy his own 1971 red Mach1 was a milestone. I enjoyed taking close up
pics and with the help of the friendly staff I could even take
pictures from the inside. Time to update this page.
December 16th, 2014
In Search of
Mustangs has started new research about the DAF Mustangs used in the
movie. In checking out the movie sequences based on the latest Blue
Ray material, Bo Durban was able to retrieve the filming period and
more details about the interior, some interesting stickers and details
to distinguish some of the used cars. This in order to make Kevin
Marti research more easy narrowing down the list of equipment
ex-factory and identifying possible DAF movie cars. Check out his
Also Mustang Enthuisast Kurt Kaminer from
Florida has visited the Dezer Collection in North Miami to take pics of #160938
which is known as the Stunt Allex car used by Buzz Bundy, former car
of the Stars of the Cars collection in Keswick/UK and previously owned
by Joseph Brancella. With actual pics from the cars interior and
underside, some more findings are published on
www.7173mustangs.com and on
In Search of Mustangs website.
Former Joseph Brancella car #160938
as shown at Keswick/UK Picture courtesy Damian Ward
not updated this site too often indeed in the past years, but there
were not too many news at all regarding the Bond movie cars.
The Cars of the Stars Bond car
has been moved from UK to the USA last year and is now in the Dezer
The Mike Alameda car was again
rediscussed on a webforum, but with little news. Here is a link.
50th Team Mustang Center Nederland show in 2014 there
will be a Diamond Mustang on display. We wonder which one, but
probably a replica.
New Bond museum for 2012
A stunning concept design has been prepared for the 2012 launch of The
Museum of Bond Vehicles + Espionage in Illinois, a collaboration
between several sponsors including The Ian Fleming Foundation.
Out of the 3 429 Mach1 used in the Diamonds are forever movie you will
find a Texan car there. Aside from that there seem to be no
other relevant Mustangs.
It's easy to build it
and if Ford missed on this one so far, there are dealers to jump in on
found on the 429 Megasite)
6th /14Sept 2008
Mike relisted his 71 429 on ebay.
Personal Editors Note:
I have heard about all the doubts expressed elsewhere. Actually this
paperwork is known for quite a while as are the doubts. Doubts are yet
Reread my intro on this Bond site and it says "most probably" still since the beginning from
2001, same as in the 98 or so MM article well-known, while at the same
time I maintain a
lot of trust in Mikes evidence, quotes and his own saying..enough for me
to publish it here, because no one could say it is not the DAF car so
far. Weird? I don't think so.
Let me say that doubts and assumptions alone can't kill a friendship
with a fellow Mustanger and Mike is a friend , one of many I made over
the decades in this scene with an "open hood" sharing
information whereever possible and there is no presented evidence that
this is not the car to my knowledge ...only doubts.
I am pretty much aware of the Eminger paperwork since years.
While I keep always open to facts and proof that might say anything
different about published cars here, I am sure that thorough research has
been done by Mike with the result, that he is 100% sure, he's got the
right deal and he has reassured this more than once. He did not buy it to
make something out of it and he certainly would not put it on ebay if he
would be afraid of being sued after the sale for having offered a fraud.
Mike has 3 binders of evidence from his
discussions with movie people and many more things. For sure I have also
deep respect for Lois Emingers work, so I would be the last one to
doubt anything from her research. She has helped the scene a
lot in preserving the info and fortunately the paperwork is still
available through Kevin Marti. In fact she is very accurate in her writing taken from the
things she has. So reread her written statements word by word.
It looks rather that one
stuck with a mystery of clearly assigning some of the VINs and Las Vegas
Convention cars to the
actually used cars in the movie, because only few know what happened
during the movie filming and which cars were actually used for what scenes.
Be it cars with correct paperwork, but maybe dings and dents spotted on
site? Or cars
being available nearby with a better paint job. Who took notes of the
VINs back then to say, yes No. XX was used. Somebody will certainly
find sb. some day with a watertight proof, will he?
A correct paperwork car could still have been exchanged,
but that remains speculation as many other issues today for those that
haven't been there and took the VIN from the actually used car during
filming. I don't know either
way. but have trust in Mike that he has evidence enough.
As said I'll continue to maintain my trust in Mike and running this section further
on with his contribution and helpful documentation and quotes. Trust is something that keeps real Mustangers together and
will die last. The rest or let's say better evidence is up to the future and
further research. I don't close my mind nor eyes.
This is a Ponysite domain actually, isn't it? We have more than once corrected narrations in books
and given new facts or facettes to historys transcripted.
Better knowledge is
achieved in the future, day by day. There is still a lot that can be
unearthed. I like so many others around stick to a story, because
they believe in it, until they get corrected by well-done research and
proof, not by just doubts.
And rest assured I speak for myself here, because Mike isn't interested
any more in
correcting doubts except maybe for a really interested buyer.
Whoever will have further doubts after seeing Mikes evidence, is not going to buy this car. No
problem with that.
are easily able to meet
Mike, talk in person with him and see his paperwork. As I understand
transferred messages from other friends,
another DAF related car was doubted, then sold for a minor price,
just to be confirmed later on by somebody (no proof shown either for
that statement) as one of the DAF cars by the Ian
If that is not a good example of doubts and
better knowledge obtained later on? But where is the evidence for the
better knowledge? Just a name?
For sure I would cover any of the related otther early 71 red cars as
well, if the owners like to share information based upon current
knowledge, but I certainly need to build up trust in what they say on
a personal level.
- August 2008
Dennis Dierking is
still working on his Bond Movie car replica
We like to keep you updated what the
progress is in
First time you see
it on display on the web.
Thanks to Peter Nelson we've got this picture from the Stars of the
Bond Collectors Weekend #10
Matt Sherman reports about a
weekend with a focus on the famous Bond movie Diamonds are forever
"Friday began much like any
other in Los Angeles before 007 arrived. James
Bond fans in business casual (or Bond costume or tux) reminisced drink
in hand about the DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER house in
Palm Springs or seeing "stars" at
Hollywood Wax Museum; Connery in different poses, Halle Berry and
front runners Farrell, Jude and Jackman. That morning,
I'd walked the stars fronting Grauman's with
friends to find Brosnan's and Broccoli's, Tom Jones's
Now BOND COLLECTORS' WEEKEND #10 guests unwound
atop The Standard Downtown'sroof, its shiny "red pod waterbeds"
straight from TSWLM meeting skyscraper views and a swimming pool, topiaries and restaurant. We
lounged on retro hip seating and watched movies
simulcast from the bar, as projected onto a neighboring
We turned downstairs to the chic Standard lobby
including inspirations in LCD
from floor to ceiling and a pool table. Next, the 007s hit the roof
again for further partying
under the stars and skyscrapers.
Before bed, I brought the BCW 10 fans through
our Memorabilia Room on Floor 11
of the posh hotel. Nearly 20 full cartons of 007 collectibles stared
back at the group's stare, entire sets of Bond
films still in shrink wrap, audiotapes and music
CDs with Bond's visage on them, complete trading card sets
mint in box, Bond clothing, new Zippo lighters, posters, magazines
andbooks... "Take it all, for free, now!" was my snarled
command. I felt like Blofeld hissing, "Kill Bond, now!"
Would the Saturday tour, with so little Bond in Los Angeles, leave
everyone shaken, or even stirred?
Saturday's excursion left The Standard
for the Westin Bonaventure, one of the ten most photographed buildings
in the world, with its hotel atrium, shopping plaza and the glass
elevators we rode to the top from TRUE LIES with Arnold
Schwarzenegger and Art Malik (Kamran Shah in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS)
plus many more sites.
We had to visit world-famous Rodeo
Drive and the Beverly Hills Hotel (Shampoo, American Gigolo, Beverly
Hills Cop) and an Aston Martin or two, before winding up Mulholland
Drive for magnificent outlooks and photos taken hundreds of feet above
the Universal lot used for the Diamonds are Forever
Mustang car chase; Hollywood and EON's California office, Capitol
Records, LAX airport (MOONRAKER, DAF) and Culver City and the
VA Hospital (THE FACTS OF DEATH).
Thanks to Matt Sherman from
His full report and other participants reports together with many more
pictures and videos from this event can be read at
Bond archive curator Danny
Biederman in what could be a real nice new Diamonds are Forever movie
Pictured at the Galpin Aston Club in Van Nuys/CA. Picture courtesy
David Zaritsky, another die-hard Bond item collector.
Archives, personally led by
owner/curator Danny Biederman! Mind-numbing, overwhelmingly cool spy
artifacts on display include the prop spider used for DR. NO,
Blofeld's actual conference table and Connery's attaché knife as seen
in FRWL, the actual telegram with payment terms to Barry
Nelson, casting him to play James Bond in Casino Royale '54 (!), Ian
Fleming's copy of his own treatment for THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
with his handwritten notes throughout (!) plus the artist's original
sketch of U.N.C.L.E. HQ fromFleming's treatment (!)... many
more Bond items blew us out the door!
Biederman's collection on display
includes cells and slicks used for the I SPY and U.N.C.L.E.
onscreen titles, Agent 86's GET SMART shoe phone and .38, and
my favorite, KAOS' RISK board (!), the original artist's painting used
as the Wild Wild West titles concept, ultra-rare and unique props from
Johnny English and a dozen other films and TV shows... Entire rooms
and wall sections filled with one-of-a-kind items were devoted to each
and every spy show. Everything stands in near pristine condition and
is displayed museum quality. The always-gentlemanly Danny personally
welcomed us to his exhibit, before leading the BCW'ers through his
collectibles for more than an hour, answering our many questions from
his lifetime of collecting. The hundreds of artifacts on display are
but 5% of his collection! The show is held over by demand through
January, don't miss it or the secret entrance (and exit) to the show
itself aboard ship! We thanked Danny as best we could, although we
were still a bit speechless
We had hoped for this
Mustang Gen V SE with the appearance of the red coloured Mustang spy
shot. Anyway it is not far away and would make a decent show like this
photoshop from Vyto Petrauskas/done already in 2005.