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Super agent 007 drives Bentleys and Aston Martins in the James Bond spy thrillers. Yet, author Ian Fleming chose to drive early 1960s Thunderbirds and traded one of these for his 1963 Studebaker Avanti which he regarded as "an infinitely higher class of machine." Fleming visited the Studebaker South Bend, Indiana factory to order his car in black. The world famous author purchased the Avanti in 1963. Fleming died in 1964 and the fate of his Avanti remains unknown. A 1963 Aston Martin DB5 was customized for the 1964 James Bond movie "Goldfinger" and returned in 2013 in "Skyfall." Skyfall Movie Site
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Ian Fleming Avanti
Author Ian Fleming with his 63 Studebaker Avanti.
James Bond Aston Martin
The early 1960s Aston Martin customized for James Bond 007.
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