James Bond drive a Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me, which you may remember, turned into a submarine. This 1978 Lotus Esprit S2 doesn't do that…at least, not as far as we know.
But it does have one special feature – the power to turn heads. This is 1970s excess on four wheels, the kind of car no one in their right mind would build in 2011. But it was around in the mid-70s, with this example in silver with a red leather interior, fully working, with new bumpers, a new battery and a stainless steel exhaust.
Ok, it's not the James Bond variation – no option to go underwater and no firing of missiles here. But you can pick up this Lotus Esprit 2.2 for much less than the movie car thankfully.
This is a later 1988 model, but still with much of the look, perhaps with a few more rounded edges, but still unmistakably the Lotus Esprit. According to the seller, this two-seater has a 2,174cc engine, 65,000 miles on the clock, all the documents and MOT certificates, removable glass sunroof, alloy wheels, electric windows and mires plus modern additions like a 12-CD multichanger.
It's been in storage for two years, so you'll have to take that not account. But on the plus side, you get the personalised plate. £4,000 is the current asking price if you want to turn some heads.