Last bondmobil Sean Connery — Ford Mustang Mach I

1971 gave fans the film version of the novel about the 007 new film — «Diamonds are forever», as the British spy was the first time behind the wheel of American Ford Mustang Mach I.

Plot

Bond seeks revenge for the death of his wife and goes to one of the laboratories at the head of a terrorist organization «Spectrum» Ernst Stavro Blofeld. There's Blofeld Bond deals with and with all people. Later it is revealed that the laboratory was designed to change the appearance of other people, and killed instead of double Blofeld.
Soon Bond entrusted to investigate the kidnapping of a huge batch of South African diamonds, he learns that Blofeld is involved here: it needs diamonds to increase the capacity of its space laser, he can make detonate all nuclear warheads, missiles, and submarines. 007 again disrupts his plans, but Blofeld once again manages to escape.


On the set

In the role of James Bond in last made Sean Connery, the creators of the films the actor was persuaded to return to the role of a record large sum — $ 1.25 million plus a percentage of box office receipts.. Connery has donated the amount of Scottish International Educational Foundation.
007 is so steep that it can do without special equipment: before preparing for the filming of special vehicles. Serial Ford Mustang Mach I release in 1971 without much espionage «stuffing» was enough to Bond hid from his pursuers, demonstrating masterly driving, and in the process broke several police cars, also marks Ford.


It is from Mach I connected the famous kinolyapy, became an encyclopedic — Bond demonstrates the English style of driving on the streets of Las Vegas local police.
To drive into the narrow gap between buildings, Bond car tilts to the right and leaves already on the left wheels.
Directed by Guy Hamilton after the start of filming of the stunt was forced to go back to London, filming ending trick worked producer. On this detail when filming did not pay attention, and to find decided to leave as it is. When viewing the film can be seen sitting on the sidewalk onlookers — for the filming of the street to block completely failed.


Artist trick — a popular stunt that time Joey Chitwood — became a stunt coordinator in the next James Bond film.
Ford has provided the filmmakers unlimited number of vehicles for advertising Mustang Mach I — almost all of them were destroyed. One of the cars is in the Bond Museum in Keswick (United Kingdom). Of the three famous cars that have been associated with the film, only one — the code VIN # 1F05M160938 — it turned out to be true.
The film's budget was $ 17.2 million.

Chase scene and the famous kinolyapy:


On the car

Mach 1 — intermediate model between the Ford Mustang GT and racing the Boss 302 and Boss 429 with body fastback «Sports Roof» and some external differences in design and technical component: matte hood with fixings, chrome fuel cap, wheel rims, tips on the muffler, optional — front and rear spoiler.


Mach 1 was equipped with a standard motor 351W 2V Windsor, came with a 3-speed manual transmission and a 9-inch rear differential. As an option: engines 351W 4V 390 and 4V, as well as the 428 4V Cobra Jet — for drag racing; 4-speed manual 3-speed automatic transmission; limited-slip differential with a ratio of 3.91 or 4.30: 1 (with engines of 408 was required). In 1970, the differentials of 4.30: 1 ceased to be equipped with a lock.


For reference

Cleveland-line 351 series engines had four versions: 2V, 4V, CJ (Cobra Jet) and HO (BOSS 351). HO removed from production in mid-1971, immediately after the start of production of the new 351 Cobra Jet. 429ci series consisted of two modifications CJ (Cobra Jet) and SCJ (Super Cobra Jet). These engines are installed on an order for all Ford Mustang, except Boss 351.
SCJ engine was part of drag-pack V and W, together with the oil cooler and the rear axle. On the 429 Super Cobra Jet installed quad Holley, and on the Cobra Jet — four-chamber Rochester Quadra-Jet borrowed from GM.
Compared to other models strut Mustang Mach 1 for due to the heavy front engine was more powerful, and were set at a different angle. The front springs and stabilizer become thicker rear stabilizer did not put in 1969. Above the engine was mounted a large air intake Shaker hood (shaking cap), called for the continued shake when the powerful V8.
Maximum Mach 1 speed — 220 km / h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds. Engine power — 370 hp and torque — 3400 rev / min (611 Nm). The specific capacity of the engine — 224 hp / ton, displacement — 7033 cm³. Mach 1-- weighed 1655 kg.
The solid, minimalist interior — teak trim, sound insulation materials, seats with a sporty profile and pronounced lateral support. The model 1970 made minor changes: installed new seats, Magnum 500 wheels, side and rear nameplates and stripes, tail lights on the black panel. After Mustang models can be distinguished by the fuel tank cap: in 1971 she was folding, after 1972 — unscrew. In early 1972 we met both options, but from the flip cover declined due to a possible fuel spill in case of rear impact.
It was an early version of Ford Mustang Mach January 1971 (without side labels) was filmed in the movie «Diamonds Are Forever».


History Mustang

Ford Mustang — Sports pony car on the basis of units of a family sedan Falcon (creator Lee Iacocca and his team), designed to attract young people to the Ford products.
The first production Mustang, the model 1965 off the line March 9, 1964, on April 17 of its publicly presented in New York City, and on April 19 — on American TV. Active advertising campaign accompanied the promotion of the car, it was one of the most successful prime minister in the history of the automotive industry.
By the way, Mustang collectors for release until the fall of 1964 use the unofficial designation «Model 1964 1/2».
1965: when buying a Ford Mustang was available engine 289 Series, and since 1967 — FE series engine markable letter S — as the opposition Chevrolet Camarro and Pontiac Firebird.
1969: the greatest contribution to the development of powerful Ford Mustang introduced American racer and car designer Carroll Hall Shelby, creator of special versions of the Ford Mustang — GT350 and GT500. It is available five modifications of the model: Boss 302, the Boss 429 (with 429 engine for NASCAR events), Shelby GT 350, the GT 500 and Mach 1, as well as nine variants V8 engines. Mustang GT model was removed from production: sold only 4973 units against 72458 units Mach 1. 
1971: the new design manager Simon Banks Knudsen, who passed from General Motors, Mustang weight by almost 50 kg and lost their uniqueness, sales plummeted. Shelby Cobra, a sports model Boss 302 and Boss 429 were replaced by a model 351, which was faster than at a distance of 1/4 mile than the 429 Super Cobra Jet Ram Air.
The base engine for the Mach 1 was the 302ci Windsor with triple carburetor, although modification of the famous 351st Cleveland V8 engine producing 285 hp It was still available.
For reference:
1971 Mustang: a 6-cylinder 145 hp = 
302 hp 210 V8 =
351 hp 240 V8 =
351 Cleveland 4l. V8 = 285 hp
Boss 351 V8 = 330 hp
429 Cobra Jet V8 = 370 hp
Super Cobra Jet 429 V8 = 375 hp

1972: changed US government standards, the car was tested in a complete set with all attachments as worldwide. The base 250 cc (about 4 liters) engine I6 Mustang was rated only 99 hp and a top 351 second V8 (~ 5,7 l.) — 275 forces. Boss 351 is no longer available, the Mach 1 — the only sports version.
1973: engine power ratings dropped again: so that the base engine gave out 95 hp, and the most powerful 351 cc V8 — all 156 hp Mustang has lost its former power and appeal.
Mach 1 — perhaps the last American «maslkar» oil era. The large influx of affordable fuel-efficient Japanese cars to the fuel crisis forced automakers to cut wasteful release of cars. In 1974, there was Mustang II, which had nothing to do with the legendary Mustang.

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