Bond related cars in car museums in Kangasala FinlandJuly 25, 2021 0 By 007 Travelers
What: Two auto museums in Kangasala
When: July 2021
Below is Sunbeam Alpine model 1963. It has 1590 cm3 engine with 84 horse powers. It is made in Great Britain and it is owned by Arne Åvall.
Rolls Royce Silver Wraith has appeared in two Bond movies. First in “From Russia with Love” (1963) and second time in “SPECTRE” (2015). The museums in Kangasala, Finland do not have Silver Wraith, but Rolls Royce Silver Ghost.
Bentley has appeared in several Bond books and in two Bond films. You can read more about James Bond´s history with Bentley here
Below is Bentley Continental Coupe, model 1962. It has V8, 6200 cm3 engine. Made in United Kingdom and owned by Jarkko Haarla.
Below is Bentley MK VI Saloon, model 1948 with 6 cylinder 4257 cm3 engine. Made in Great Britain.
Not a car but a driver in next picture has a Bond connection. Do you know what it is? The right answer is below the picture.
Acknowledgments and author´s note in “Icebreaker“:
“I would like to thank those who gave invaluable assistance in the preparation of this book. First, to my good friends Erik Carlsson and Simo Lampinen who put up with me in the Arctic Circle.”
Simo Lampinen is also mentioned in the book itself:
“Saab-Scania hold an exacting Winter Driving Course each year, within the Arctic Circle, near the Finnish ski resort of Rovaniemi. Arranging an invitation to take part in the course was easy, requiring only a couple of telephone calls. Within twenty-four hours Bond had his car – complete with all its secret “extras”, built in at his own expense by Communications Control System – freighted to Finland. Bond then flew, via Helsinki, to Rovaniemi, to meet up with driving experts, like his old friend Erik Carlsson, and the dapper Simo Lampinen.”
John Gardner: “Icebreaker” (1983)
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