Sports car Lotus Esprit, where Roger Moore as James Bond is not just driving, but also swimming under water in "The Spy Who Loved Me" went under the hammer for 550 thousand pounds ($ 865 thousand.) In the auction RM Auctions. The film not only drove the car like a normal car, but swimming under the water, like a normal submarine.
Total for the 10 th of the "James Bond" has been used 6 cars Lotus Esprit, and only one of them was the submarine. The model was created by specialists of the Canadian company Perry Submarines.
"The Spy Who Loved Me" is not the only film in which a car was remembered as much as the protagonist of the picture. Below are the most famous cars that have become almost a hallmark of films in which they light up, or even played a major role.
His car has gained popularity due to the French film "Taxi", raking in $ 200 million in worldwide box office. Buyers model has attracted a presentable white, French elegance and the ability to change. In the film, the car was transformed into a sports car and build up speed much faster than conventional cars. It is worth noting that the first part of the movie was shot one machine, but in the sequel - is another. Maybe that's why they have not gained the same popularity? Peugeot 406 appeared in 1995, and in 2000 he was held restyling.
1970 Chevrolet Nova
The model has a starring role in Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" 2007. In the process of filming was destroyed four cars, tuning, which was carried out by a special idea Tarantino. In the story, the car is the instrument by which a serial killer crushes their victims. The very same driver survives after any accident.
Plymouth Fury 1958
Another negative character, whose role went to the car, a notorious "Christina" by Stephen King. This is exactly the case when the main character of the picture is not a man but a car. Interesting fact: all models Plymouth Fury 1958 issue were made in the banana-yellow color scheme, and the book model was bright red. Stephen King said that at his request, had to repaint the car in red and white colors. The writer chose this model is no coincidence: in the late 50's she is the queen of American roads.
Mercury Monterey 1950
The car is the protagonist of the film "Cobra". The model works on the 5, 7-liter 320-horsepower V8 engine, coupled with the 3-step "automatic". To "hundred" car can be dispersed for 6, 3 seconds. Maximum speed is 230 km / h. The car belonged to Sylvester Stallone in life. In 1994, the car was stolen from his garage, and in 2009 Stallone found that the car was sold at an auction of some company that provides filming cars. As a result of the investigation it was found that the hijacker - a collector of antiques. The car was returned to the actor after the trials, the results of which the actor received an additional $ 3 million compensation.
Cadillac Miller-Meteor 1984
The car has been redesigned from the model Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance in 1959 for shooting films Ivan Reitman in "Ghostbusters" 1984 and "Ghostbusters 2" in 1989. It was supposed to repaint the car «ECTO 1" in the black, but the abundance of night shooting led crew to abandon the idea. One of the main advantages of this model became a huge lounge and spacious seats. For pictures used three cars Cadillac Miller-Meteor 1959. In reality, however, this model was used as a hearse and ambulance. So good, that viewers remember him as a fun unit, which went hunters ghosts.
6. DeLorean DMC-12
Produced in Northern Ireland, a sports car is the brainchild of American DeLorean Motor Company, referred to simply as DeLorean, because it is the only model released by the company. However, their model became famous not because of its uniqueness. The car was lucky enough to become a member of the cult trilogy "Back to the Future," in which the car played the role of a time machine.
The creator of the time machine, Doc Brown, Marty the question as to why the time machine was chosen DeLorean, said that "if you make a time machine out of the car, then why not look stylish?". With this difficult not to agree. In reality, the DeLorean is not able to travel through time, but accelerates to 100 km 10, 5 seconds, thanks to V6 petrol engine. It has a 5-speed manual transmission and thousands of fans around the world.
Of course, movies in which the plot revolves around the car, much more than was included in this article. Take, for films about car racing. But not every movie and every director manages to make the car just as vividly remembers how to remember the story and the main characters.