007 Vehicle: Austin FX4 / Octopussy (1983)

Bond vehicle: Austin FX4

Bond movie: Octopussy (1983)


Engine: 2,520 cc diesel
Top speed: 70 mph
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: n/a seconds
Power: 59 bph @ 3800 rpm
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Suspension
Front: Independent, coil spring
Rear: Live axle, semielliptic leaf springs
Brakes: Drum
Length: 4566 mm
Width: 1740 mm
Weight: 1735 kg
Price 1975/2011: £ n/a / £ 2000 (approx)

After the sale of the Fabergé egg at Sotheby’s, where Bond pushes the price up from £400000 to £500000, 007 follows Kamal Khan and his female companion out of the famous auction house so he can see where they go next. While casually buying a magazine from a kiosk on Bond Street, he watches his targets get into a Mercedes 600 Pullman limousine and signals an Austin FX4 black cab to follow. The cab’s driver is Smithers, better known for working Q‘s lab, and the taxi provides perfect anonymity in London allowing 007 to tail Khan without arousing any suspicion.

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