December 13 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 9, 2013
A submarine car used in James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me goes on sale at an auction in south west London today.
The Lotus Esprit, which has never before been offered for sale, is expected to fetch between £650,000 and £950,000.
The distinctive-looking vehicle, which is said to be fully operational, was designed for the underwater scene in the 1977 film starring Roger Moore as 007. It will go under the hammer at RM Auctions in Battersea, south London.
Max Girardo, managing director of RM Auctions Europe, said: “We have a great track record in selling incredible and iconic movie cars, and this particular Lotus is certainly up there amongst the most famous cars of all time.
“Over the years, millions of movie-goers have stared in awe as the Lotus transformed itself into a submarine, and now, perhaps one of them will have an opportunity to own it. Her Majesty’s Secret Service aside, it surely is the ultimate beach accessory.”