James Bond submarine car on sale
Los Angeles: The 1977 Lotus Espirit submarine car from the James Bond movie 'The Spy Who Loved Me' has been listed on auction website eBay for a whopping USD 1,000,000.
According to the owner, it is only one of three Lotus submarine cars remaining. The car is an original movie prop that has been completely restored, according to the eBay listing.
The car was shown off on the show 'American Restoration' on the History Channel, and was restored by Rick Dale, who owns Rick's Restoration in Las Vegas. It is restored and has fins on one side and folding wheels on the other side.
A total of six of the props were made, and three of them have survived to this day. The Lotus being offered is one of them, though it should be noted that it is entirely a prop: it neither drives nor functions under water.
What it lacks in function, however, it makes up for with ample bragging rights. The car is being sold in Nevada. "The same price that Dr Evil charged to spare the world in the first Austin Powers movie," the eBay auction site noted.