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 7th July1977 London Premiere of the 10th James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me”

“The Spy Who Loved Me” with Roger Moore, and Barbara Bach.  Princess Anne and Husband Captain Mark Phillips, Earl Mountbatten attended. The Film theme music was performed by Carly Simon “Nobody does it better”

Every Bond movie  also has a particular car, this time around the white Lotus Esprit S1 sports looking car was also amphibious and highly armed. IT was a custom build submarine called “Wet Nellie” to follow the theme set in “You Only live Twice ” With the auto gyro gadget being called “Little Nellie” In 2013 the car was bought to London Battersea Auction rooms, and sold for  a staggering price of between £550-£616, 000 by a Billionaire tech Entrepreneur Elon Musk . It’s auction history is interesting see the feature below. Initially it was sold in a blind auction for $100, after its 10 year storage lease ran out.

 

 

For Top Gear Fans their take on the iconic car

 

 

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