Tesla’s Elon Musk buys 007’s Lotus sub car

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Tesla s Elon pays nearly $1 million for a Bond submarine car. s Mandy Drury, Brian Pop Goes the Week.com and Robert discuss.

Movie memorabilia can some steep premiums days, so few were surprised a mystery buyer shelled out to $1 million for the Lotus-based submarine the 1970s-era James Bond The Spy Who Loved Me.

A James Bond car/submarine, Wet Nellie, was discovered at a storage in Long Island by a blue worker in 1989. The car is expected to in over $1 million at auction, CNBC s Robert Frank.

the prerequisite Bond girl the super spy evades an attacking by plunging his car off a pier. The wheels fins emerge and with the of another button, a rocket blasting the chopper from the

In fact, there were different Lotus sports used in the film, each for a specific shot, such as the fins. The actual Esprit was a prop body that was by a stunt man wearing scuba It was that version sold by RM to Musk.

Musk hasn’t yet, what his exact are—for example, whether it be able to drive on land and convert to a true submarine—nor he plans to show off the final by personally driving off a pier.

One thing is clear, despite eccentricities, Musk backs his up with cash—lots of it.

Originally a fortune from the Internet service PayPal, he has since into a variety of different In the automotive world, he is probably known as the founder and CEO of upstart Tesla Motors, whose S sedan has become one of the market’s few success stories.

Musk also founded Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, a private rocket service has a major contract to run supply to the International Space Station. is currently developing a manned that would take American astronaut launch from the Russians.

Musk is dabbling in solar power and has proposed a novel alternative to rail in which passengers be launched at nearly the speed of in low-pressure tubes connecting cities such as Los Angeles and San

By comparison, it might seem, a movie prop into a sub car might seem easy.

are, incidentally, several projects underway, and those serious wealth now can buy their own But transforming a car into a sub at the touch of a would be something worthy of Q if Musk can pull it off.

— By Contributor Paul A. Eisenstein. him on Twitter @DetroitBureau or at thedetroitbureau.com .

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