$1-Million: James Bond's Submarine Car For Sale On eBay

October 22, 2014


This is one of six (and one of only three remaining) modified Lotus Esprit submarine cars used in the filming of the 1977 James Bond Film 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. It's being sold on eBay for $1,000,000. Unfortunately, it's not Wet Nellie, the one they used that was an ACTUAL functioning submarine car (which was bought by Elon Musk in 2013 who plans to refurbish it using Tesla's electric drive-train). This one isn't even drivable, and was only used for the retractable wheels scene. So basically you're paying $1,000,000 for a giant white brick. I'm pretty sure I could have somebody build me a real functional submarine car for that. Hopefully out of a taco truck. God willing, the mermaids will hail me as the hero who brought burritos to Atlantis.

Keep going for several more shots.





Thanks to DD, who's holding out for Condorman's Condormobile, which is a solid decision and I hope he lets me ride shotgun and push some buttons at least once.

  • Chris Thomas

    This one was restored By Ricks restoration in Vegas on the last season of American Restoration. Pretty cool how they did it.

  • Joe B

    Thats where I seen this car! I knew I seen it somewhere and theres a whole back story that goes with this, its been awhile since i seen that ep but im pretty sure that car was a wreck when he got her, and didnt rick change or add a bunch of things to it that wasn't on the original prop, I think the platform was one thing that comes to mind and maybe the wheels or removed the wheels etc etc, Im gonna have to watch its resurrection again..

  • Stephen

    they just restored this on American restoration a few weeks ago. and it cost nowhere near that to complete...

  • Link to video of American Restoration episode.


  • GeneralDisorder

    Well in that case, screw them. I'll go buy one of the other movie prop submarine cars for sale for a lot less. (side note: see also Rinspeed Squba which cost roughly $1.5 million to make)

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