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Display of James Bond cars opens in the U.K. next month

The opening of an exciting new exhibition of 50 James Bond vehicles opens Jan. 17, 2012.

In celebration of the 50th year of James Bond films, a new exhibit of James Bond vehicles is opening Jan. 17, 2012 at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, U.K.

The exhibit include 50 vehicles--both Bond- and villain-driven. Several of the vehicles, such as the Ford Mustang Mach 1 from "Diamonds Are Forever," villain Zukovsky's Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II from "The World Is Not Enough," and the vintage 1962 Rolls Royce, pushed into a lake by May Day and Zorin with Bond still inside, in "A View to a Kill," have never been on public display.

In addition to the cars, the museum will have other Bond movie props, including a Union Jack parachute, a surfboard loaded with concealed weapons, and the Casino Royale Skyfleet S570 model, based on a Boeing 747.

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu hosts a permanent collection of more 250 vehicles. The Bond vehicle collection will be on display through December 2012.

The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II from "The World Is Not Enough" will be on public display for the first time. National Motor Museum