3. Ford Thunderbird Limited Edition 007
Over the years, Ford products appeared in many James Bond movies, from the 65′ Mustang in “Goldfinger” to the 2005 Mondeo in “Casino Royale.” However, back in “Die Another Day,” Ford was one of the sponsors of the movie, using it to do a lot of product placement marketing.
James Bond drove an Aston Martin and the main villain drove a Jaguar XKR. Both brands were owned by Ford Motor Company at that time. But, the Bond girl, the gorgeous Halle Berry drove the last generation Ford Thunderbird. The retro-designed T-Bird was a big thing back in the early 2000s, but after the initial popularity, sales were slow, so Ford needed a special edition version to make this model interesting again. Halle Berry’s Thunderbird was red with a silver removable hard top, tinted windows and chrome wheels, so that is exactly what the Limited Edition 007 looked like.
To make things interesting, every T-Bird had a plush leather interior and a little plaque on the dashboard with a serial number. Ford made 700 of them and they were all fitted with a 4.0-liter V8 engine with 280 hp.