Star of 1977 Bond film set for auction, but is it a replica?
James Bond’s submersible Lotus Esprit will this year head for auction once again, just years after it sold for $1,000,000.
The car was the star of ‘70s classic, ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and sold for the seven-figure two years ago at an RM Sotheby’s London auction in 2013, however is now once again up for sale via a seller based in Las Vegas.
Questions are being asked of the cars authenticity, as the new listing fails to mention any reference to the film that made the car one of Hollywood’s greats, sparking rumours that the car could be a replica.
Prior to its sale in 2013, the Esprit was discovered underneath a pile of blankets inside a storage container. The buyer purchased the contained for just £100, unaware of the car’s presence, before going on to make a $9,999,900 profit at auction.
The car is listed once again at $1,000,000, however until its documentation and history is verified, could remain unsold.