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2 OCTOBER 2011

By: Anders Frejdh
A License to Thrill: The Vehicles of James Bond, an exhibit at the Louisville Concours d'Elegance.

Since 1953, James Bond has captured the imagination as the world's smoothest and most sought after secret agent of the British Secret Service. With a license to kill, Agent 007 was the creation of author Ian Fleming and has stood the test of time with more than 22 movies spanning nearly five decades.

Through a special arrangement with the The Ian Fleming Foundation, and a private collector, some of Bond's more famous vehicles will be on display at the 2011 Louisville Concours d'Elegance.

The Vehicles of James Bond, will include the following, provided by Ian Fleming Foundation:

Flying Parahawk from The World Is Not Enough (1999)
– The “Q” boat from The World Is Not Enough (1999)
– Green Jaguar XKR from Die Another Day (2002)
Aston Martin Special Effects car from The Living Daylights (1987)
Underwater Tow-Sled from Thunderball (1965)
Model plane from Goldfinger (1964)

The true crown jewel of the exhibit, however, will be the Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5. The “Goldfinger Car” is sometimes referred to as the world's most famous car.

(Many thanks to our dear friend Colin Clark for the head's up on this event.)

Editor's note:
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