James Bond’s submarine Lotus Esprit car auctioned
The Lotus Esprit “submarine car,” used by legendary British secret agent James Bond in the 1977 movie “The Spy Who Loved Me,” was sold Monday for 550,000 pounds ($863,500) at an auction in London.
The iconic submarine car driven by James Bond in the 1977 classic The Spy Who Loved Me fetched £550,000 ($860,000) when it was floated at auction for the first time in London on Monday.
Following an intense bidding battle, The Lotus Esprit was finally sold to a telephone bidder at RM Auctions in Battersea, south London.
The car was made for the scene in which Bond, played by Roger Moore, evades the gunfire from an overhead helicopter by plunging into the water, accompanied by Barbara Bach in the passenger seat.