Lotus Esprit

007’s iconic Lotus Esprit S1

November 27th, 2017 by

The Lotus Esprit S1 became an instant automotive icon when it made its screen debut in The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli’s first Bond film as sole producer and the tenth in the James Bond series, the film’s success helped define the legacy of one of the film industry’s most […]

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Top 5 Bond cars of all time

November 11th, 2015 by

James Bond’s cars usually need of some pretty extensive work by the end of the film, which is probably why comparison site MyCarNeedsA.com asked me too propose my top 5 Bond cars.  Obviously Aston Martin has to go in there, but how can I avoid only including Aston Martin cars? Wet Nellie is almost as iconic as the DB5, […]

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Dezer Collection selling Lotus Esprit submarine

August 20th, 2014 by

Do you have a spare $1 million to spend on your Bond collection? If so you might be interested in the Lotus Esprit submarine currently on sale by the Dezer Collection. The car, one of six built for filming the underwater sequence in The Spy Who Loved Me, is not drivable but is one of […]

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James Bond car exhibition moving to London

February 11th, 2014 by

The London Film Museum is set to be home to the Bond in Motion exhibition, the largest official collection of James Bond vehicles, following its successful two year stint at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu that just finished in January. The exhibition, located in Covent Garden, is scheduled to open on 21st March 2014 […]

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James Bond Lotus Esprit auctioned for £550k

September 9th, 2013 by

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 […]

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The Spy Who Loved Me Lotus Esprit to be auctioned in September

June 28th, 2013 by

The submersible Lotus Esprit used for filming the underwater scenes in The Spy Who Loved Me is to be auctioned in September. RM Auctions, which specialises in selling iconic movie cars such as this one, is responsible for the auction having previously auctioned an Aston Martin DB5 used in Goldfinger and Thunderball for £2.9 million. Source: Auto Evolution

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