Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bond’s Submarine Car Sold At Auction



A submarine car used in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me has been sold for £550,000 (AUD 848,240).

The Lotus Esprit sold for less than the guide price despite a bidding war between a woman in the auction room and a telephone bidder who took the prized collector's piece.

The car, said to be fully operational, was used in the underwater scene of the 1977 film starring Roger Moore as 007.

Previously it had been auctioned as a blind lot in 1989.

Peter Haynes, from the auction house, said: "Bearing in mind it is not a car that can be driven on the road, the price just goes to prove the draw that all Bond-related memorabilia has."



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