Elon Musk revealed to be buyer of $866k submarine-car from James Bond film

James Bond submarine car
Promo image The Spy Who Loved Me

Now for something on the lighter side of the news... It's been revealed that Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and chairman of SolarCity, is the secret buyer who spent $866k on a lost-then-found old movie prop, the Lotus sub from the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).

Apparently, the car was found in a storage container that was purchased for only $100.

In 1989, a Long Island contractor decided to buy the contents of a storage container. He paid under $100 and he didn't know what was inside.

But the next day, when he and his brother opened up the container, they saw a giant lump covered in blankets. When they pulled off the blankets, they saw a white sports car with no wheels and a dented roof. It was the famous James Bond submarine car from "The Spy Who Loved Me."

CNBC has more details.

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It's not clear what Musk will do with the car. Will we see Tesla Subs soon? Doubtful. It's probably a conversation piece more than anything else. It certainly won't help the tongue-in-cheek rumors that he's really a Bond villain in the making. Personally, I'd say he's closer to a Heinlein hero.

What's next for Musk? Who knows... Maybe he'll buy the electric Batpod?

Via Jalopnik

See also: Batman's badass 'Batpod' electric motorcycle for sale on eBay, only $27,500

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