As agent 007 Sean Connery may be famous for driving an Aston Martin, but off-screen the Scottish actor was a Porsche man.

Connery, who turns 80 tomorrow, is pictured here in his hometown of Edinburgh c.1964 at the wheel of his beloved Porsche 356.

Sean Connery and his beloved Porsche c.1964 in Edinburgh

That was the year he appeared in both Goldfinger, his third Bond film, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Marnie, making him a bona fide bankable name.

The 356 was of course a fast, stylish sports car that suited the suave star to a tee.

Happy birthday, Sir Sean – someone buy the man a new 911….