1997 Lotus Esprit Prototype from “The Spy Who Loved Me”

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1997 Lotus Esprit Prototype from “The Spy Who Loved Me”    Seller states this is the third vehicle Lotus developed for the classic James Bond Movie.  Seller also states this car was never used in the movie.  Located in Indian Hill, Cincinnati.

1977 Lotus Esprit

VIN:  SCC082920AHA52003

4 cylinder

odometer: 82,637

Manual Transmission

Price $60,000

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Seller says he purchased this care in 1990 from a gentleman in France.   He also claims he drove the car in  the Ohio River but has not done so in a while due to a small crack in the windshield which he claims can be replaced for $400.  Oil and plugs recently changed.  Tire have been replaced less than 5000 miles ago.    Odometer read 82,637.   Seller states always parked inside and has detailed maintenance records.    The car is titled in Ohio.

Seller state:

The car will transform into a “submarine” with the push of one button. Steering wheel controls all the functions of the port and starboard rudders. A ball valve controls the air tanks which sets all up and down bubble depths. Car can float like a boat… or submerse like a submarine. Max speed submersed is 40 knots.

I think the seller is kidding but not quite sure if he is actually stating the car will transform into a submarine.   I do not believe any of the James Bond movie cars could transform.  There were 6 cars made for the movie and only 1 was submersible but did not transform into a submarine.

Here is a reference to Wet Nellie which is the submarine version created for the movie

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Even Elon Musk was reported to buy the Lotus Esprit Submarine used in the James Bond movie.  He recently purchased that car at auction in London for $966,560james-bond-lotus-esprit-submarine-5

Even Elon Musk was reported to buy the Lotus Esprit Submarine used in the James Bond movie.  He recently purchased that car at auction in London for $966,560

 

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I purchased this 1977 Lotus Esprit prototype (which transforms underwater into a submarine) in 1990 from a gentleman in France. This is the third vehicle Lotus developed for the classic James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”. However, this car was never used in the movie.

I used to drive the car in the Ohio River; however, I have not done so in a while due to a small crack in the windshield. I did price a new windshield… about $400.00.

Car is in excellent condition. Oil and plugs changed yesterday, tires replaced 5000 miles ago, strong running, fast and a real head turner. Odometer 82,637 as of today. Always parked inside and I have detailed maintained records. Titled in Ohio… but I keep the Euro plates for nostalgic value.

The car will transform into a “submarine” with the push of one button. Steering wheel controls all the functions of the port and starboard rudders. A ball valve controls the air tanks which sets all up and down bubble depths. Car can float like a boat… or submerse like a submarine. Max speed submersed is 40 knots.

Really neat car! Let me know if you have questions. The car that was used in the movie was sold for $900,000+ (look it up). So this is a real steal! Very, very firm on price. Will not come down at all.

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