Live and let die issue!

Product placement has been a part of the film industry for many years and has even creped its way into the UK's TV programs. Usually films companies are good at hiding product placement, it is phones that the characters use or the shoes they are wearing but a James bond film called "Live and Let Die" took this to a whole new level.

If you have a keen eye like me then you will notice an extremely high volume of 1973 Cadillac Eldorado - particularly on the motorway. I have done my research and think I am correct however am unsure if this was the correct make and model (I am not that old to remember the cars of the 70's).
Now at first I assumed product placement which makes a lot of sense and it was clear that there were many of the same car. Literally over taking one and he almost rears another.

This is a Cadillac Eldorado (don't go looking for
this in the film because your wont get any
bonus points plus the picture was not taken from
Live And Let Die.

Fortunately there are other film fans egar to scrutinise films for such annoyances / errors and one pointed out that this could have been a repeated shot. This would have been done to cut down the length of filming they would have had to shoot (pun intended) on the motorway.
Personally I am leaning more towards the product placement.

Why mention this? I would like to start a competition. I have watched and re-watched the motorway scene when James first arrives at an airport and gets picked up by a driver (who was less then lucky to be Bonds driver).
I have a very precise number of how many cars were in that scene. I would like you guys (and of course girls) to try and count the amount of 1973 Cadillac Eldorado's in that scene. This includes the moment James steps into the car until he finally gets away from the assassin.
Who ever wins will get a massive shout out on my blog and any social media sites they wish (sorry its not money but I am a small blog).

Please comment your answer below and I will reveal this when there is at least 5 guesses.
If there is a draw then do not worry as you will get individual prizes.

Usually I would end by saying happy reading but this time, happy watching :)

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