Fighting the bad guys in movies, helped make the Lotus Esprit Turbo a legend, but the sports car could be a costly addition to your collection.

Sir Roger Moore, the most recognisable James Bond of them, had charisma, the finest adventures, and the most beautiful automobiles. 

In The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond is saved by a Lotus Esprit. 

The renowned British assassin flees a perilous pursuit in Sardinia only to plunge into the water and hide from a female baddie who attempts to kill him from a helicopter.

 The Lotus Esprit morphs into a stylish, technologically advanced submarine under the sea, helping to defeat the foe.

Even though the movie was produced in 1977 by Eon Productions, the chase sequence is still one of the greatest. 

In actuality, the Lotus Esprit became a cult favourite as a result of the action sequences.

Bond receives another assignment in For Your Eyes Only in 1981. 

Even on this occasion, 007 returns in the legendary Lotus Esprit, however it is a Series 3 this time. This time, Bond drives the car around Cortina, an Italian ski resort.

The Lotus Esprit became so well-known because to the Bond film series that it even captured the imagination of eccentric entrepreneur Elon Musk.

And the real-life tale of how Musk came to own the 1976 Lotus Esprit used in the production of The Spy Who Loved Me is just as captivating as a Bond film. 

According to CNBC, a couple from Long Island spent about $100 for an abandoned storage facility in 1989. 

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