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New photos of the Lotus Esprit The Spy Who Loved Me tribute car that is for sale

21 October, 2021

A new set of photos of the white Lotus Esprit S1 currently for sale have been released.

Lotus Esprit The Spy Who Loved Me tribute car exterior

The white Lotus Esprit S1, made to look like the Esprit seen in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, is now exclusively offered for sale via Bond Lifestyle.

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The Lotus Esprit S1 "The Spy Who Loved Me" tribute car for sale

The Lotus Esprit looks exactly like the movie car, including an almost identical registration plate, and signatures of Caroline Munro and the late Sir Roger Moore. 

Lotus Esprit The Spy Who Loved Me tribute car interior 2

The interior with red and tartan upholstery and optional extras installed

This very special Lotus Esprit is offered by the same collector that earlier this year sold several James Bond Aston Martins, licence plates and watches (all sold), and is also still offering his Quantum of London yacht for sale.

The Lotus Esprit S1 on offer now is the UK’s number 1 tribute car to the 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me. This Esprit is a stunning example in fresh Monaco White with newly re-trimmed interior in the iconic 007 green tartan with orange carpets.

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Interior with the same Tartan upholstery as the movie car. The headrests were re-upholstered in green to match the movie headrests.

The head restraints were re-upholstered to be plain green as opposed to tartan despite the brand new interior restoration as the actual movie car was to this specification. Legend has it that Roger Moore complained about the original tartan head restraints, saying that they clashed with his complexion – hence Eon had to revamp accordingly.

The right-hand drive car has also undergone further bespoke works by way of the missile buttons on the gear knob and steering wheel along with the centre console radar screen.

Lotus Esprit The Spy Who Loved Me tribute car interior dashboard gadgets

A few optional extras installed: missile buttons on the gear knob and steering wheel

Lotus Esprit The Spy Who Loved Me tribute car interior radar

Prop radar screen and switches and buttons on the dashboard

Furthermore, a limited edition painting which was signed by Sir Roger Moore, Caroline Munro and the artist, has been professionally laminated and upholstered into the glove box of the dash board.

Lotus Esprit The Spy Who Loved Me tribute car interior signatures roger moore

Signatures of the Sir Roger Moore and Caroline Munro are upholstered into the glove box.
Photos of the stars signing the artwork are also included in the dashboard.

The car is registered PPW 306K, which adds to the overall dynamic effect of the car as the first six digits are identical to Bond’s S1 (which reads PPW 306R) and with a black screw cap strategically placed, who would think any different?

Lotus Esprit The Spy Who Loved Me tribute car for sale

The registration plate (PPW 306K) looks almost identical to the movie registration plate (PPW 306R).

Whilst several direct approaches at various Bond Events have been made for the number plate, this registration will not form part of any separate purchase as it is entirely unique to the Lotus, its provenance and is a primary factor in this fine example being the UK’s number one “The Spy Who Loved Me” tribute car.

A pure joy to drive and admire with all factory matching numbers and provenance to accompany the overall package. Every last detail has been met including the front underside spoiler in black. This beautiful car has been meticulously housed inside the collectors showroom for the last few years and prior to this was on display in Casino Square, Monaco during exclusive Bond Promotions. Amazing throughout and in turnkey condition. Fully MOT’d and serviced prior to delivery.

The mileage on the car is well documented and just over 100k miles.

Lotus Esprit The Spy Who Loved Me tribute car boot trunk

The provenance and associated documentation of this Lotus Esprit is unrivalled and comprehensive and would appeal to any collector.

Price on application. The Seller can introduce the Buyer to a specialist Lender for this type of vehicle who can provide exceptionally competitive rates.

If you are interested in the car, send a message via the Bond Lifestyle form.

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For more information and photos of the car, read the original article on Bond Lifestyle.


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