” The Saab 900 Turbo was James Bond’s vehicle of choice in many of the John Gardner Bond novels of the 1980s, beginning with “Licence Renewed”. In the second novel, For Special Services, the 900 was dubbed the “Silver Beast”. The car is James Bond’s private vehicle that he had outfitted with various gadgets by the real-life company Communication Control Systems, Ltd. (CCS).
In conjunction with the release of Licence Renewed, Saab had a real “Silver Beast” created that was virtually identical to the specifications in the book. The car is currently located at the Saab Museum in Trollhättan, Sweden.”