15Elon Musk: Spent Almost $1 Million To Buy An Old Car That Probably Doesn't Even Work
Elon Musk, Tesla's founder and tech billionaire, bought the Lotus Esprit used in the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me, for a staggering $997,000 at a London auction. This billionaire was so impressed by the car's ability to transform into a submarine in
the film, so he decided to buy it.
Spending almost a million dollars on a car made in the 70s for a film is ridiculous on so many levels, especially if you expect it to work as it did on screen after all the editing that had been done. However, Musk bought the car with the intention of making it work the way it did in the film, and since he has the resources and the guts to actually take on such a project, we can only wish one day he will succeed.
The most outrageous thing about the purchase was the cost, since he could have easily taken a Tesla from his factory and paid nothing for it, or simply designed a much better car with the features he was going for.