James Bond submarine car up for auction: Lotus Esprit to go under the hammer

James Bond submarine car up for auction: Lotus Esprit to go under the hammer

October 14, 2019 20 By Luis Garrison


If you’re a James Bond fan with a a spare
£950,000 – then how do you fancy getting your hands on One of the most famous cars
of all time. Yeah the submarine car used in The Spy Who Loved Me has comes up for auction
for the first time ever. What you have to understand… It’s not a car at all. It’s a fully functional submarine. It functioned as such in the film Twelve days of shooting in the Bahamas, including a famous battle scene underwater. That’s unforgettable. And out of all of the Bond cars and gadgets and ever done in a Bond movie I don’t think that there was anything as outrageous as a car that transformed itself into a submarine. The Lotus Esprit, which was specially designed for the 1977
film featuring Roger Moore as bond, is said to be still fully operational underwater.
It is expected to fetch between £650,000 and £950,000 when it goes under the hammer
at RM Auctions in Battersea, south London later. The record price for an ex-Bond car
was set in 2010, when the Aston Martin DB5 used in Goldfinger sold for £2.9 million.