James bond has all the gadgets doesn’t he? As well as all the guns, and the girls, but it’s his cars that are the absolute best! Who wouldn’t want to own a Bond car? I sure would! Well then, how about one that turns into a submarine?!
Here is your chance! A very famous car from a rather small scene in The Spy Who Loved Me will be going up for auction in September of this year. Roger Moore‘s Lotus Esprit submarine car from the 1977 James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” may be one of the lesser sought after of the big screen street machines, but it is certainly one of the most iconic, and looks no less cool when parked in your garage. As Bond cars go, it’s no Aston Martin DB5, but it’s still one of the most easily recognizable from the franchise. Seven were used to make the Lotus appear to transforming into a sub, only one was a fully submersible and err… functional.
I have fond memories of growing up with my cousins spending time at our grandparents’ house. My grandmother used to teach us how to play poker and we used buttons instead of chips, they also had a great vintage bar in their basement and a gorgeous classic car in their garage (which is now in my garage). This backdrop helped us kids to become thespians; we imagined scenes starring ourselves as mobsters of the coolest make. Of course to “top it off” we all had to have the coolest hat. In my grandparents’ kitchen closet was my grandfather’s hat. He actually had a couple that we wore, but one was always the coolest, and whoever got that one was the “Don”. His hat was the coolest trilby I had ever seen, well at least from a kid’s perspective. I have fond memories of this iconic hat, many fewer men wear hats today, but this one will always be a classic. Continue reading →