James Bond’s iconic submarine car goes up for auction later this year


One of James Bond’s most unique and iconic cars is going up for auction later this year, marking a new chapter in what’s been a long and winding story. The 007 Lotus Esprit 1 Series “Submarine” Car, featured in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me, will hit the auction block on September 8th in London, RM Auctions announced late last month. The amphibious vehicle was built for the movie’s famous underwater scene, and spawned dreams of a future full of aquatic cars. The auction house says it remains fully operational, nearly 40 years after Roger Moore took it under the sea.

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