Captain Nemo's Nautilus car to go under the hammer

Captain Nemo Nautilus

Captain Nemo's six-wheeled Nautilus car, which was driven by Sean Connery in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, is to be sold at auction.
One of just two models made for the movie, the machine is fully functional and features heavily throughout the film and its promotional material.

The vehicle takes its underpinnings from an old Land Rover fire tender, which has been adapted with a steel frame that houses a Rover V8 engine and is covered with an ivory colour fibreglass shell. The body is adorned with intricate gold-effect detailing, while the interior is trimmed in faux leather.

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner of Coys, which is selling the car, said: "We have a long tradition of selling film, television and celebrity cars, and having such a cool car from such a cool film is really exciting. We are offering an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire one of the cars that actually appeared in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and which will undoubtedly increase in value in years to come."

Captain Nemo's Nautilus
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Captain Nemo's Nautilus car to go under the hammer

The Nautilus car is being sold by movie prop and costume vendor Prop Store, and is expected to raise between £18,000 and £25,000. Prospective buyers should note, however, that the car is not road-legal in the UK and due to its generous dimensions, isn't really suitable to driving on the highway anywhere else either.

Stephen Lane, founder of Prop Store, said: "I bought the Nautilus from the film company after The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen came out because I loved the car, loved the design and felt it was one of the most emotive vehicles I have ever seen, a true design icon. I have taken it to Essen, driven it at the Lord Mayor's Show and now feel its time to let somebody else own it and enjoy it."

Check the Nautilus car in action in the video below. It goes under the hammer at Coys' Blenheim Palace auction on July 11.

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