December 9, 2010


If you can't make it far north of London to see the James Bond Museum in Keswick, you might just get your chance to see the Ian Fleming Foundation's very own prized collection of 007 vehicles and spy artifacts at a site about 50 miles south of Chicago. At the museum project's website, you can view a sideshow of the proposed space and even make donations to help the project move forward. The plan is to open in 2012 during the 50th anniversary of the first Bond feature film, Dr. No. 007 insiders have hinted that the film franchise may also be back and running to release the next Bond film in 2012. All Spy Vibe fingers are crossed. Additional info at Wired here.

The Foundation collection includes:
Goldfinger (1964) – Lockheed Martin VC-140B Jet Star scale model
Thunderball (1965) – Tow Sled, RAF Vulcan Bomber model
You Only Live Twice (1967) – Model 45 Bell Helicopter model
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)– Tracey’s 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7, 428 Cobra Jet Convertible
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)– Ford Mustang Mach 1 429 Cobra Jet, Bath-O-Sub, Honda ATV-90
Live and Let Die (1973) – Glastron Chase / Jump Boat, Glastron Chase Boat
The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) – AMC Hornet
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) – Lotus Submarine Car, Wetbike Water Cycle
Moonraker (1979) – Glastron Amazon Chase Boat
For Your Eyes Only (1981) – CV3 Citroen, Neptune Submarine
Octopussy (1983) – Auto-Rickshaw, “Tuk-Tuk”
A View to a Kill (1985) – Renault Taxi
The Living Daylights (1987) – Aston Martin Volante
License to Kill (1989) – Villains’ Kenworth Truck
Goldeneye (1995) – Cagiva Motorcycle
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) – BMW R 1200 C Motorcycle
The World Is Not Enough (1999) – “Q’s” Jet Boat, Villains’ Land Parahawks and Flying Parahawk
Die Another Day (2002) – Jaguar XKR, Bombardier Rev 800 MXZ Ski-Doos, Switchblade
Casino Royale (2006) – Ford Mondeo

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