The Lotus Esprit adapted for use in the underwater shots for Roger Moore’s third outing as 007, The Spy Who Loved Me, sold at auction in London this evening for £550,000.
Opening at £100,000, the bidding quickly rose in £50,000 increments until resistance to the £500,000 barrier when bidding stood at £450,000. However, after breaching the half million mark the auctioneer could only coax one final bid of £550,000 for the car, which he reassured bidders was one of its kind.
Despite encouraging a further bid of £25,000 to raise the price to £575,000 no further bidding took place and the hammer went down.
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