A review of all the blogs posted by SMITHS Instruments in 2018. The articles discussed topics including the rally success of the Mini Cooper in the 1960s, new speedometer for the series 1 Land Rover, and the 6oth anniversary for the Austin Healey Sprite.
The James Bond films are famous for their cars and in our first blog we look at the 1960s movies and how SMITHS Instruments have featured in some of the most popular films of all time.
Between 1970 and 1977, the Triumph Motor Company produced the Triumph Stag sports car and from the beginning the car featured SMITHS gauges.
In 1995, Pierce Brosnan was introduced as the new James Bond to revive the ailing spy film series and he had a little help from a 1965 Aston Martin DB5. That same DB5 was sold at auction for £1.96 million at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Lotus Esprit S1, with SMITHS instrumentation in the dashboard, became a household name when it appeared in the James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me.
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