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Written by Ben Branch | February 22nd 2013
Roger Moore was either the second or third best 007 depending on who you talk to, some think he was the all-time best but those people are idiots. His car however, the Lotus Esprit, is one of all greatest motor vehicles to ever appear in a Bond film.
It’s slightly stunning how cheaply a classic Esprit can be bought nowadays, even in the United Kingdom where cars are usually cost enough to raise the eye-brow of even the most successful of hedge-fund managers. A quick look at the classifieds on PistonHeads displays 20 Lotus Esprits ranging in price from £5,200 up to well over £20,000.
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