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James Bond's Most Dangerous Move Yet? Parking On A Double Yellow Line

Cruising through empty bays to park illegally is vintage Bond stuff
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Last weekend, Whitehall resembled Top Gear: Live! as Daniel Craig whizzed around the streets in V8 Vantage Aston Martin while filming for Bond 25, which may or may not be called A Reason To Die.

Images released by the 007 social media accounts show a shot of Bond with the Household Cavalry—the most British image of all time aside a photograph of Prince Wills and Kate's wedding printed on commemorative tea-toweland a procession of regal horses trotting towards a clapperboard.

Most thrilling however, was a video of Bond driving down Whitehall Court in his V8 before illegally parking it on a double yellow line. Instead of cursing the lack of pay-to-park meters in SW1A and driving on while swearing not to take on another job in central London, he exits the car and scarpers without even locking it.

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Presumably in possession of a Westminster parking permit, or perhaps a Q issue multi-borough badge, it's a sign of just how reckless 007 is that he chooses to drive through several parking bays only to come to a stop on the double yellow. A quick search of the car's registration plate on the government's handy online service shows that the vehicle's MOT has expired. Truly this man knows how to live dangerously.

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It is the most concrete proof yet that Bond 25 won't feature a woke spy, as had been rumoured following the news that Fleabag writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge had been called in to liven up the script and develop female characters.

Indeed, nothing could be more inconsiderate than abandoning your sports car on a double yellow line. This is vintage Bond stuff.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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