The 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was based (loosely) on a novel by Ian Fleming, and produced by Albert R. Broccoli. Richard Maibaum is credited for "additional dialog". It features a flying car, with FX created by John Stears.
The 1974 film The Man With The Golden Gun was based (loosely) on a novel by Ian Fleming, and produced by Albert R. Broccoli. Richard Maibaum co-wrote the screenplay. It features a flying car, with FX by John Stears.
Is Scaramanga's car a deliberate reference/ parody? On the one hand, the cars are totally different. I might not have thought there was a connection at all, if it wasn't for the various people in common. And I have never seen any comments on the similarity. For example IMDB does not list it as a connection.
Does anyone know if Broccoli commented on the subject, either confirming or denying it was deliberate? Or the writers Richard Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz?