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James Bond’s submarine car goes up for auction


Finally, a respectable way to spend that extra million or so you have crowding the bank account!

If you’ve been dreaming of stylishly traveling road and waterway in a truly all-terrain vehicle ever since you saw The Spy Who Loved Me, now’s your chance.

The 007 Lotus Esprit submarine car, the only one used in the film that could actually go under water, is going up for auction at RM Auctions in London this September.

As the press release described:

“Pay attention, 007, RM Auctions is about to sell one of my most ingenious creations and we wouldn’t want it to fall into enemy hands”. Well, ‘Q’ might be a little concerned that his incredible Lotus Esprit Series 1 ‘Submarine’ Car is due to be sold at auction, but for millions of movie fans out there, the appearance of this iconic Bond car on the open market represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

No Bond car has ever done anything as outrageous as transform itself into a submarine. Used to incredible effect in the film The Spy Who Loved Me, starring Roger Moore, the white Lotus commonly tops the polls when generations of movie fans are asked to vote on their favourite film cars of all time. Like all the best Bond cars, the Lotus was a veritable war chest of weaponry and gadgetry, all designed to fox and foil the enemy, whilst also helping Bond to another hard-won victory for Queen and country.

We’re not here to ask what you plan to use if for, but imagine the looks at the DMV when you try to register it.


Full story at RM Auctions via Geekosystem.

Famous cars.

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