NO TIME TO DIE DEFENDERS RAISE AN IMPRESSIVE £352,800 FOR CHARITY
James Bond fans had a chance to claim a piece of cinema history in a charity auction to mark 60 years of Bond films. Among the Bond lots up for grabs was a Defender 110 stunt car that appeared in No Time To Die, and a Defender V8 Bond Edition inspired by the Defenders used in the film.
The specially modified Defender 110 demonstrated the incredible durability and capability of this all-terrain vehicle under the most punishing conditions, as the film’s stunt drivers pushed the vehicle to its limits. It sold for £189,000, which will be used by the British Red Cross to support their crucial humanitarian efforts. The vehicle also features a unique VIN (vehicle identification number) 007, enhancing its appeal as a Bond collector item.
With only 300 Defender 110 V8 Bond Editions available worldwide, and a ‘60 Years of Bond’ logo etched on the instrument panel end cap, the unique nature of this vehicle pushed the final sale price up to £163,800. The funds from the sale of the Bond Edition, created by SV, will assist the charity, Tusk, to make a positive impact on conservation initiatives across Africa. Tusk undertakes vital work to protect endangered species, safeguard biodiversity and empower local communities.
The Sixty Years of James Bond sale included 60 lots benefiting over 45 charities. The Defenders were among 25 lots auctioned live by Christie’s and EON Productions, the producers of the James Bond series.