When the car-turned-submarine from the 007 classic “The Spy Who
Loved Me” was sold at auction in September for nearly a million
dollars, the identity of the buyer was kept secret, as it usually
is in collector car auctions.
Thursday night, a Tesla Motors spokeswoman confirmed that the
submarine, modeled after a Lotus sports car, had been bought by
Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk plans to take the movie prop and turn it
into an actual car that transforms into a submarine, the very
thing it was built to portray in the movie.