James Bond car without wheels to be auctioned for a million

James Bond car without wheels to be auctioned for a million

The owner of one of the most famous cars of 007 is going to put it under the hammer. For the legendary amphibious vehicle from the movie "The Spy Who Loved Me", a man accidentally inherited just $ 100 million it plans to raise.

James Bond car without wheels to be auctioned for a million

The history of the car itself is reminiscent of a private detective. In 1989, a resident of Long Island for $ 100 bought a used container with unknown contents, which he intended to use for the storage of goods. When he and his brother opened it, he saw a huge structure, covered with a blanket. Beneath it appeared crumpled sports car without wheels.

James Bond car without wheels to be auctioned for a million

As it turned out, it was the famous amphibious vehicle from the James Bond film. "They do not really know what to buy", - said Doug Redenyus (Doug Redenius), co-founder of the Ian Fleming Foundation, confirmed the authenticity of the vehicle reporters CNBC. "They had no idea how valuable it was their discovery. Moreover, they are even movies about James Bond did not watch ", - he added.

James Bond car without wheels to be auctioned for a million

Now, 36 years after the car made its debut on the big screen, the underwater car-boat, reworked model of "Lotus Esprit" topped the list of most desirable lots in the auction. The owner, who bought it for $ 100, wants to sell the legendary car for a million. "This is one of the most famous cars of James Bond.

James Bond car without wheels to be auctioned for a million

Of course, it has a huge interest of collectors, "- said Redenyus. This is not the first car 007, which will be started up with a hammer and bought by connoisseurs of unique technology. Car "Aston Martin DB5", which was used in "Goldfinger", filmed in 1964, was sold in 2010, the year in 4, 6 million dollars.

James Bond car without wheels to be auctioned for a million

The actual owner of the James Bond cars prefers to remain anonymous. But Doug Redenyusa said he was a humble servant who has a small business - it rents out construction tools. In this case, Redenyusa said the supercar owner does not live in a big way. "But I told him that now his life changed dramatically. After all, the people who sell at auction pricey car, and even legendary, can not live in poverty, "- said a fan of detective stories by Ian Fleming.