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Bond's Lotus Esprit to go on sale

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One of the most famous cars from the James Bond film franchise is expected to fetch up to £120,000 when it goes up for auction next month.

The white 1976 Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me will be sold on December 1 at auction house Bonham's annual motoring sale at Olympia in west London.

The classic sports car from the 1977 film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach is expected to raise between £100,000 and £120,000, Bonhams said.

The racy motor - one of two Lotus cars driven in the film by Bond - famously turned into a submarine in the film .

The auctioneers are also hoping that the registration number AU1 from Bond classic Goldfinger will raise lots of "money pennies" when it goes in the same sale.

The first registration issued in Nottingham in 1903, AU1 was fitted to the Rolls Royce Phantom III used by arch villain Goldfinger in the film of the same name. AU is the chemical symbol for gold in the Periodic Table.

The registration number is expected to fetch more than £80,000.

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