Who’s going to be the lucky fan to get ahold of one of James Bond’s iconic cars?
The submarine car that James Bond used in the film is being sold in an RM auction in London. It is a white Lotus Esprit known as Wet Nellie that transformed into a submarine during Mr. Bond’s 1997 movie The Spy Who Loved Me starring Roger Moore as 007.
The bidding started at $156,000 in a live internet auction. It is expected to sell from $1 million to $1.5 million. The fully operational underwater car was built by Perry Oceanographic in Florida with an original cost of $100,000.
During the filming, six Esprit body shells were used but only one was made into a submarine car. It was purchased by a couple in 1989 in a “blind” public auction.
RM Managing Director Max Girardo said the iconic car is among the most famous cars of all time sold in the auction.
Other cars sold during the auction were an Aston Martin DB5 sold for $4.5 million. It was the same car used by Sean Connery in another 2010 James Bond movie Goldfinger and Thunderball.