James Bond Lotus Esprit fetches £111,500 at auction
After the white truffle, it is now the turn of James Bond to prove that he is still the best seller at every auction. So it was no wonder when the Lotus car driven by Roger Moore in the 1977 film fetched £111,500 ($165,874). The white 1976 Lotus Esprit was sold to a private US collector who was bidding over the telephone at the Bonham’s sale. The auction of this car had created worldwide interest and has again proved the popularity associated with every Bond film. According to the bidder the car would now reside in Atlanta, Georgia.
While the car fetched a great price, the registration number AU1 from Bond classic Goldfinger, which was also up for auction, found no bidder. I guess this just proves again and again that the wheels dominate the bidding at any James Bond auction.