"Images Courtesy RM Auctions It’s the most famous car in the world. Since the sixties, no small boy’s toybox has been complete without a fully-functioning die-cast model of this car; the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery "
Bond Bug: Three Wheeler
There are many things that, for children of the seventies, bring floods of nostalgia.
And funnily enough, Austrian born designer Tom Karen was responsible for the last two. At least in part.
When the Bond Bug was eventually released in 1970 it charmed with the platform soled, leather booted times. It sold fairly well, was an instant icon of seventies pop culture – so much so that it helped Karen score the design job of sketching out Luke Skywalker’s speedster in George Lucas’s era defining movie Star Wars.
Design elements cross reference and bleed each to each. We just would not have wanted to go far in a car that made the Robin look like a sensible consumer choice.
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