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It’s a little-known fact that in the early 1980’s revival of the James Bond 007 franchise, the selected author, John Gardner, chose a silver Saab 900 Turbo as the car for the new, updated Commander Bond. Mr. Garder explained his choice with these words:

<blockquote>If you're going to have a man of the eighties — conscious of the recession, with limited resources — he's got to be a bit more like an ordinary human being. He's got a bit of private money, and I wanted to put him into very much an eighties motor car.

The James Bond copyright owners, Glidrose, readily agreed saying that, “Ian [Fleming, the original Bond author] would have liked him to have this car.”

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