The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that Sean Connery drove in Goldfinger and Thunderball has sold for £2,912,000 ($4,608,500 USD / €3,328,000) at a London auction. This is modern-day footage of the actual car.
Broadcast by the BBC in 2012, showcasing some superb cars via period and modern footage, this is a brilliant programme. Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy. Well done to all those involved in this episode.
First shown in 1999 as part of Channel 4's Classic British Cars, this clip is taken from the first episode which was entitled "Wild Rovers" and is narrated by John Peel.
A high quality colour film of the (then) latest models from Hillman, Ford, Austin, Triumph and Jensen among others. Includes the 'new' Ford Cortina MK1.
Documentary which traces the rise and fall of a great British brand.
In the days when Britain's car industry was the envy of the world, Rover epitomised everything to which the driver of taste aspired, but in 2005 it reached the end of the road. The film explores how Rover cars went from defining their eras to becoming victims of their times, telling the story behind the key models to the controversial joint ventures with Japanese and Indian manufacturers in later years.
Mike Sweeney presents 'Cortina Special' where he takes a look into the history of the Ford Cortina and speaks to many enthusiasts!
With guests Graham Robson, Stephen J Vokins, Harry Calton, Tom Malcolm, Maurice Bennett, Andy Middlehurst, Dave Eastwood, Andy Childs, Darren Seed, Carol Seed, Stuart Hughes.
Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel in 2003
Ian Royle is at the Vauxhall Heritage Centre in Luton taking a look at some of their classic models, including some which have been heavily influenced by American cars of the same era.
Vauxhall, one of the most long-standing and successful motor companies in Britain, makes up the foundation of the nation's unique motoring heritage. We look at a plethora of Vauxhall's most celebrated models, ranging from military transport and sports cars, to family and commercial vehicles. These include the Velox, 1948 J type, Vauxhall 10, white VX490 & red 1924 Vauxhall 30/98.
It's tempting to think of automatic transmission as a modern invention, but it isn't. This film, made by renowned film-maker Bill Mason, was commissioned by Ford 50 years ago to promote the auto option they were offering on the Zephyr and Zodiac range of cars. It gives a simple explanation of how the auto-box works, and then gives a tutorial on how to use it, finishing by asking "Who on earth wanted a third pedal anyway?"
Short history of the E-Type Jaguar, presented by Quentin Willson and featuring contributions from George Best, Jackie Stewart, Nigel Havers and Lord Lichfield.