BID FOR JAMES BOND HISTORY AND LAND ROVER STUNT CARS
Land Rover vehicles played a starring role in the action-packed Bond film ‘No Time To Die’, and now two of these unstoppable stunt cars are being auctioned for charity to mark 60 years of James Bond films. Bond fans will be able to bid for the Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender 110 stunt cars, and the Defender V8 Bond Edition, inspired by the specification of the Defenders used in the film.
Leading the vehicles on offer is the Defender 110, which made an impact with dramatic all-terrain stunt scenes in the film. It is estimated to sell for between £300,000-£500,000, with proceeds benefiting the British Red Cross. Featuring a unique vehicle identification number of 007, it was one of 10 Defenders used during filming. The Range Rover Sport SVR stunt car, with an estimated sale price of £80,000-£120,000, was one of six used for filming and starred in a thrilling, high-speed all-terrain chase scene.
60 MEMORABLE YEARS OF BOND
The Defender 110 V8 Bond Edition, created by SV Bespoke, is also set to go under the hammer with an estimated value of £200,000-£300,000. Only 300 Bond Editions were available worldwide, and this version has a unique ‘60 Years of Bond’ logo etched on the instrument panel and cap. Conservation charity Tusk will benefit from the sale.
The charity auction will take place in two parts, with 60 lots available in total. An online sale will be open for bidding from September 15 until James Bond Day on October 5. It will feature 35 lots spanning the 25 Bond films with posters, props, costumes, memorabilia and experiences. A live auction will be held in London on September 28, with the Defenders and Range Rover among the 25 lots to go under the hammer.
Nick Collins, Executive Director Vehicle Programmes for Jaguar Land Rover, said, “Defender and Range Rover were in the thick of the action in No Time To Die. Each car represents a unique piece of James Bond history which we're sure collectors will be keen to own and we are delighted to be able to support our charity partners through their sale.”
Fans and collectors worldwide will be able to bid online using auction house Christie’s LiveTM, by telephone bidding, or by leaving an absentee bid. Bidding is expected to be competitive with such coveted pieces of cinema history up for grabs.