James Bond's Lotus Esprit sold

  • Spy Who Loved Me car makes £111,500
  • Sold to US-based fan of Lotus and Bond
  • Quantum of Solace car raised £200,000
James Bond's Lotus Esprit from the film The Spy Who Loved Me has sold for £111,500 at auction in London.

The 1976 Lotus was one of two Esprits featured in the film – the car offered for auction was the one that stayed on land - rather than the one that Bond drove underwater.

The car was bought by a US-based bidder who preferred to remain anonymous, but who described himself as a Bond and Lotus fan.

It has been a good year for James Bond memorabilia, with an Aston Martin DBS that was crashed during the filming of Quantum of Solace going for more than £200,000 - despite being severely damaged. The list price of a new and pristine DBS is £160,000.

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