Guess how much this iconic James Bond submarine car got sold for

10 September 2013 / 3 years 1 month ago

The iconic submarine car driven by James Bond in the 1977 classic The Spy Who Loved Me fetched £550,000 (S$1.09 million) 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, reported The Straits Times.

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 a nervous Barbara Bach in the passenger seat.

"We are very happy with that price, it is very strong money for what is an important piece of movie memorabilia," said Peter Haynes of RM Auctions Europe. "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," he added.

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