the moke is probably not the first car that comes to mind when one thinks of james bond's famous rides. there's the well-known a-brand, of course, but the prolific fictional spy has probably run through more vehicles than he has bond girls. and on that long list, the moke appears four times, making appearances in you only live twice, live and let die, the spy who loved me, and moonraker.
to drive home that connection, moke america is rolling out a 60 years of bond special edition of its emoke, a battery-powered low-speed vehicle (lsv). the 60 years of bond is actually the second 007-themed moke, following the san monique edition. while that one—named after the fictional island setting of live and let die—has a tropical theme with its striped surrey top, the 60 years version is more like james bond in a tux.
it has a dark blue livery with a tan top and seats. there are also black wheels as well as 007 graphics on the hood, rear fenders, and spare-tire cover. a wood-look dash wrap and a wood-rim steering wheel fancy up the otherwise sparse four-seat interior, which also features a bluetooth audio system and a backup camera. top speed is no higher than the standard version, which tops out at 25 mph.
at $28,975, the 60 years of bond car represents a roughly $4500 upcharge over an equivalently optioned standard moke. then again, it represents a $115,000 savings compared to the cheapest aston martin. take the extra scratch to the casino, and enjoy an evening of baccarat.