At the recent FenCon science fiction convention in Dallas during one of the panels I was participating in, the conversation turned to the fact that the Bond franchise never acknowledged within its ongoing narrative the fact that the lead actor changed (unlike, say, Doctor Who.) The only exception to this I could think of at the time was George Lazenby’s “This never happened to the other fella” line at the end of the OHMSS pre-credits sequence. Later I remembered this trailer for Goldeneye as perhaps the only other occasion. OK it’s not within the narrative, but it does at least acknowledge the change with Brosnan’s “Perhaps you were expecting someone else?” quip.
A white Lancia Flamina Spyder similar to the one that Fleming describes in the novel of On Her Majesty’s Secret Serviceas being driven by La Comtesse Teresa di Vicenzo when Bond first encounters her driving fast on the roads outside of Royale-les-Eaux. As Bond’s romance with Tracy blossoms they use the car on several occasions including shortly after their wedding. The new Mrs. Tracy Bond is driving the Lancia when she is killed by shots fired from a passing Maserati driven by Bond’s nemesis Blofeld.
In the novel Fleming says the car is the version with distinctive bodywork from specialist Italian coach-builder Zagato. But the Zagoto Flamina was only produced in a coupe version, not as a convertible (spyder) version. In fact the shorter wheelbase two door convertible version (which was only in production for a short time with only 847 cars built) was designed by another Italian coach-builder, Carrozzeria Touring.