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Now YOU can own James Bond’s 1977 Lotus submarine car!
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James Bond
Now YOU can own James Bond’s 1977 Lotus submarine car!

James Bond
The Spy Who Loved Me has everything you could want in a Bond film —action, adventure, corny sexual jokes, fabulous Bond girls (my favorite, actually, Ringo Starr’s wife, Barbara Bach), and completely impractical spy technology. You just can’t get more impractical than an amphibious car!

After filming wrapped, this functioning submersible car (adapted from a Lotus frame for over $100,000) was tucked away in a storage unit on Long Island and eventually purchased for a pittance at a blind auction when the rent went overdue. Soon, it will be up for auction through a Sotheby’s affiliate, and you could be the one to own it! (I assume most of our readers are eccentric millionaires with proclivities for elaborate toys).

Below you can see this little beauty in action. While some shots were done with a miniature model, most of the footage is of the actual car, driven by a retired Navy SEAL. Even the initial “dive” is the actual car, though the vehicle was “manned” with stunt dummies for safety.

Via Messy Nessy Chic

Posted by Amber Frost
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