|By Marketwired .||
|July 31, 2014 03:42 PM EDT||
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- Attention, classic film car buyers -- The Dezer Collection at Hot Rod City Las Vegas (www.hotrodcitylasvegas.com) is offering its crown jewel, the James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Car, for a cool $1 million (U.S. dollars) on eBay!
This is the listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151364691553?forcerRptr=true&item=151364691553&viewitem
The legendary amphibious vehicle, driven in a classic chase scene on the Italian isle of Sardinia by Roger Moore in the 1977 film "The Spy Who Loved Me," is being sold in anticipation of the upcoming expansion of The Dezer Collection's showroom in Las Vegas.
The sale is being conducted by Steve Levesque, Mayor of Hot Rod City Las Vegas.
The Lotus Esprit, known for its unique feature of converting into a submarine, has been on loan from The Dezer Miami Museum (www.dezercollection.com), which displays over 600 vehicles owned by Michael Dezer.
It was recently featured on The History Channel's "American Restoration," where it was restored by the show's star Rick Dale, owner of Rick's Restorations in Las Vegas.
There were six Lotus submarine cars built and used in the film, one of them being a drivable underwater sub. The one being sold is the retractable wheel version that appeared onscreen.
Other items that are up for sale as part of an exciting inventory turnover include numerous Hollywood prop cars, military vehicles, and un-restored classic car projects.
Hot Rod City Las Vegas, opened in 2011, is a dealer of and home to some of the coolest hot rods and classic cars in Sin City, including 90 vehicles (60 cars, 30 motor scooters) from the Dezer Collection. Many are film and TV icons, including the "Beverly Hillbillies" jalopy, the Mercedes from "The Hangover," the "Back To The Future" DeLorean, KITT (from "Knight Rider"), Grandpa Munster's Dragula and the "General Lee" Dodge Charger from "Dukes of Hazard."
Hot Rod City Las Vegas is located at 5115 Dean Martin Drive #905, Las Vegas, NV 89118.
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