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James Bonds’ Lotus Submarine Resurfaces And Can Be YOURS

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First, Bueller and now James Bond.

007’s Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me is up for grabs. But, what you may think at first we’re actually talking the submarine used in the underwater

So, I guess that doesn’t make it much of a car,

According to RM Auctions, who will be this baby up on the block, it is the one created for the production. It was built by Oceangraphic in Florida from one of six body shells. Back it cost $100,000, which into a value of nearly a million smackers today.

production, the vehicle was put into a unit for 10 years, paid in Once the 10 years were up, the was delinquent and its contents were

No word if it still works as it was a ocean-going vehicle but if you want to get hands on a piece of James history, it hardly gets better than this.

out the FULL details via RM Auctions

BOND CAR SURFACES! ICONIC 007 ESPRIT ‘SUBMARINE’ CAR TO GO UNDER THE AT RM’S FORTHCOMING LONDON

– RM Auctions lifts the on the one and only functional submarine used in the James Bond The Spy Who Loved Me, at its eagerly awaited London sale, 89 September

Fully functioning submarine car was and fitted to propel underwater

– The actual car seen, on driving underwater; one of the most movie cars of all time

Never before offered for

– Amazing story of and found’

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LONDON (at a top secret Pay attention, 007, RM Auctions is to sell one of my most ingenious and we wouldn’t want it to fall enemy hands. Well, might be a little concerned his incredible Lotus Esprit 1 ‘Submarine’ Car is due to be sold at auction, but for of movie fans out there, the of this iconic Bond car on the market represents a once-in-a-lifetime

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

The vehicle to be offered by RM Auctions at its London sale, 8-9 September, in Park, is the one and only fully car especially designed and built for the underwater sequence seen on in the 1977 film. Abundantly and known as ‘Wet Nellie’ on the it was developed from one of six Esprit shells used in the making of the

As the only car to be built into a operational, self-propelled ‘submarine’, by Oceanographic, based in Riviera Florida, it is the vehicle which the most screen time in the The driver of the car was Don Griffin, a retired Navy SEAL and test for Perry, who operated the vehicle its motorized propellers while with levered steering

At the time, the car was said to have over $100,000 to create to nearly a half million today).

Subsequent to filming the scenes in the Bahamas, the vehicle was to Long Island, NY, where it was in an unassuming storage unit on a ten rental, paid in advance. later intervened when, in the then rent delinquent was put up ‘blind’ for public auction. A winning bid from an area brought surprise and wonder the blankets were removed to the iconic 007 ‘Submarine’ Car.

After positive authentication, the was shown occasionally including a at the Petersen Automotive Museum but kept closely under until now.

Max Girardo, Director, RM Auctions, Europe, We have a great track in selling incredible and iconic cars, and this particular is certainly up there amongst the famous cars of all time. the years, millions of moviegoers stared in awe as the Lotus transformed into a submarine, and now, one of them will have an to own it. Her Majesty’s Secret Service it surely is the ultimate beach

RM Auctions sold the most car in the world, the Aston Martin DB5 by Sean Connery in the enormously Goldfinger and Thunderball movies, for an £2.9 million during its London sale.

For further on RM Auctions’ forthcoming London or to view a frequently updated of entries, visit rmauctions.com or RM’s London office at +44 (0) 20 7070.

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