Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

The model of Rolls-Royce owned by Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) and driven by his servant Oddjob (Harold Sakata) in Goldfinger. Its license plate number is AU 1. In order to smuggle his gold out of England, Goldfinger cleverly replaces the car’s bodywork with an eighteen-karat-gold facsimile fabricated in his metallurgical plant in Kent; it will later be melted back into gold bars in Switzerland.

This is the car into which 007 (Sean Connery) places a homer—an electronic signaling device supplied by Q Branch that transmits the Rolls’s position to a receiver in Bond’s Aston Martin, thus allowing 007 to tail the sinister gold smuggler to his Swiss factory.


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