A 007Store exclusive. This hand-printed fine art print features iconic Production Designer Ken Adam's sketches of the Lotus Esprit S1 conversion to submarine for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Printed on Hahnemuhle bamboo 290gsm art paper, each edition is supplied with a certificate of authenticity, hand numbered and dated by Eon Productions. This is a numbered series of 1,000.
Backstory. Perhaps the single most outlandish car Bond has driven, the iconic white Lotus Esprit is capable of transforming from surface driving to submersible operations underwater. Appearing in The Spy Who Loved Me, this heavily armed vehicle is affectionately known as Wet Nellie. The underwater conversion system includes rudders and fins from the sides, a propeller replacing the back bumper, blackened windows to block out glare and a periscope rises from the roof. In the scene, Bond launches an air-to-sea missile using the car’s gearshift to destroy the hovering helicopter. As Stromberg’s divers attack the car, 007 deploys front-mounted torpedoes, an ink cloud and a mine. 007 re-configures the car back into a land vehicle, emerging from the sea to the surprise of some startled tourists.
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Details. The paper we print on is Hahnemuhle bamboo 290gsm art paper, which is completely renewable and biodegradable. Bamboo grows rapidly and is sourced from ethically responsible and sustainable forests. The unframed print is shipped in a cardboard tube covered in a sheet of acid-free tissue with the certificate of authenticity rolled in the centre of the tube. We also apply a roll around the outside of the print - a protective layer of plain white card to protect the outside and corners of the print. All packaging used is recyclable, biodegradable or made from recycled materials.