Lotus Esprit James Bond Corgi Junior
Straight from one of the James Bond movies – in this case starring Roger Moore – is this very popular James Bond underwater Lotus Esprit # E 68 B. The car pictured is the original 1970’s underwater model. There was also a car manufactured that was a copy of the street version. While there were actually two (2) different cars manufactured to represent the transition made in the movie, both models had some similaties – one of which was they both had the same window style.
The bond underwater Lotus Esprit (pictured here) came with the following features:
- White in color
- Opaque black Windows
- Rutter on top and sides of rear panel
- No interior
- Black plastic base
- Black Wizzwheels
- Red 007 label on hood
There are many different cars associated with the James Bond movies but the Lotus Esprit was the only one that transitioned from land travel to underwater in the movie “The Spy Whol Loved Me”.
If you are looking for more information on “any” Corgi, I use the following for my pricing and identification – The Unauthorized Encyclopedia of Corgi Toys (Schiffer Military History). This book has very good pictures of Corgi toys from the1950’s to present.