Lotus Esprit James BondIconic: James Bond’s car was designed to convert into a submarine when … You weren’t expecting this Mr Bond. Its owner, who has chosen to stay anonymous, found the car after buying the storage container in Long Island in 1989. He did not recognise the car, which is not roadworthy, for what it was as he had reportedly never seen a Bond film at the time.
When he pulled the covers off the car and found it had no wheels and a dented roof, he was less than thrilled with his buy. Is this Britain’s most expensive new terrace house?
The car up for sale is the only one that worked as a self-propelled submarine.
Since its discovery the car has been exhibited from time to time but largely kept with its private owner.