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1976 Ford Taunus Ghia [TC2]

1976 Ford Taunus [TC2] in The Spy Who Loved Me, Movie, 1977 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: DE — Made for: I

1976 Ford Taunus Ghia [TC2]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle


Junkman UK

2006-01-13 21:11


Yes, and a rare Ghia, too.

Richard Davies EN

2007-09-07 21:59


Known in the UK as the Ford Cortina MkIV.

chris40 UK

2007-09-07 22:14


Richard Davies wrote Known in the UK as the Ford Cortina MkIV.

The film was shot in Egypt, which is a left-hand drive market. I imagine it will be a Taunus; Cortina IV's would only be exported to RHD markets.

Kooshmeister US

2008-03-08 21:50


Actually, this scene was shot in, and takes place in, Sardinia. They shot there first, for the car chase and stuff involving the beachside hotel, then went to Egypt. Unsure how this affects what it would be called, and, at any rate, if it means anything, IMDB says it's a Cortina.

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2008-10-06 18:43


The car (with Jaws inside) chases after Bond's Lotus.

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So the Lotus sprays cement on its windscreen and it goes over a cliff.

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But Jaws survives.

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2008-10-06 18:44


How do we know it's a Ghia?

Neptune US

2008-10-06 18:46


I always did like Jaws (not the shark! :D ) He was and always will be one of my favorite 007 villains.

DynaMike NL

2008-10-06 20:28


Ghia? e.g. by the vinyl roof and the chromed mirror. Btw. the white front indicators and orange repeaters on the side make this a 'made for I'.

Kooshmeister US

2008-11-04 11:20


Randomly, because I just like random, useless trivia, in the novelization (and presumably therefore the script), it's said to be a Fiat (I know it's a Taunus/Cortina in the movie, I'm just saying is all), and is described as having a souped-up engine something fierce allowing it to keep up with the Lotus. It also crashes and explodes on some rocks rather than ending up in some poor guy's house.

Jaws isn't in it in the book, though; I doubt even he could survive a car blowing to bits as described in the book (despite the explosion shown in the film the Taunus/Cortina remains surprisingly intact structurally).

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MartinBond NL

2009-11-08 01:27



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Robi DE

2016-06-22 15:35


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The brand-new, high-spec Ford Taunus was provided by Ford. At least two cars were destroyed for the film, one going over the cliff, and the other one thrown into the house (which was designed by Ken Adam just for that scene).
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Plate SS = Province of Sassari

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