A wealthy buyer has splashed out £550,000 for the James Bond submarine car featured in The Spy Who Loved Me.
Bond fans will need to have cash to burn to buy it
The Lotus Esprit was sold at auction after a fierce price war between a female buyer and a telephone bidder who took the prized collector’s piece.
The distinctive-looking vehicle was designed for an underwater scene in the 1977 film starring Roger Moore as 007.
Also known as the Wet Nellie, it is a fully operational submarine but cannot be driven on the road.