2015 Land Rover Defender

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2015
  • Mileage 
    900 km / 560 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SALLDHSP8A462459
  • Lot number 
    427
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Santorini Black
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

Car "Number 9" of 9 special SVX Defenders created for24th James Bond film,SpectreThe Spectre Defenders were allbuilt by Bowler Motorsport and finished in a menacing Santorini BlackFeaturinghuge 37-inch tyres, heavy-duty roll cages,rose-jointed suspensionand Bilsteindampers#462459, wasdeveloped for drive-by sections of thesnow scene and consequently remained undamagedThis striking vehicle presents superbly having covered less than 1,000km from newIts history file includesits Land Roverbuild spec, a full set of employee timesheets relating to 462459's build,an EC Certificate of Conformity, correspondence between Bowler and JLRas well as invoices for the vehicle and a copy of the original contractWith the car are a 6-month'Crew Production Calendar' from Spectre 007, location call sheets listing the cast and crew, an Austrian number plate '62734Z'used in the filming and the small plastic SV-Xbadge that was stuck on the rearNow UKregistered and ready to useIn 1962, over a winning hand of Chemin-de-Fer, a secret agent introduced himself and twenty-five films later he needs no introduction. By the third film, 1964sGoldfinger,the franchise had found its footing and 007 his car, the Aston Martin DB5. The title songs opening chorus Goldfinger, He's the man, the man with the Midas touch as belted out by Shirley Bassey, is relevant today as it can be argued that any car featured in the long-running film series has the Midas touch. Values of the Aston Martin DB5 have skyrocketed since the re-introduction of the model in Daniel Craigs first outing as James Bond in 2006sCasino Royale. It had a starring role in 2012sSkyfalland featured in the closing credits of the 2015 filmSpectre.Sam Mendes, the director of bothSkyfallandSpectrewanted a spectacular snow chase scene and turned to Jaguar Land Rover to assist. With the standard Land Rover 110 Defender deemed a bit too bland for a baddys getaway car they turned to leading Land Rover modifiers, Bowler. The firm transformed 10 standard production, Santorini Black, crew-cab 110s into the SVX Concept or Spectre Defender. The cars featured huge 37-inch tyres, heavy-duty roll cages plus toughened suspensions with rose joints and Bilstein rally dampers. A hydraulic handbrake was installed, and its lever repositioned. The engine was tuned to give 180 bhp and Recaro seats fitted. Three halo cars with high finishes were created for close-up shots while the rest were damaged by the aeroplane piloted by James Bond.The Land Rovers fell into two categories for the chase sequence, high-speed 'getaway'road cars and low-speed snow cars. This particular Land Rover #462459 (listed as D3 from LR and 'Car 9' by Bowlers)was developed for the snow scene andgiven the way in which some of these cars were used during filming, it is unsurprising that not all survived intact with three cars out of the original ten apparently destroyed. However, this particular Spectre Defender was used for drive-by filming only, sustaining no damage during those scenes, and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.Following a recent IVA inspection this vehicle is now UK-registered and has a current MOT.Thecar's history file is interestingand includes a fullrisk assessment form for 'D3 SALLDHSP8A462459', its LR build spec, a full set of employee timesheets relating to 462459's build,an EC Certificate of Conformity, correspondence between Bowler and JLRas well as invoices for the vehicle and a copy of the original contract, and an MOT dated 18/01/2017. Fascinatingly, it also includes a monthly 'Crew Production Calendar' from 'Spectre 007' running from December 2014 to June '15 and Location Call Sheets detailing the cast and crew and who should be where and when and wearing what. With the car,there is also the small plastic 'SV-X' badge that was stuck on the rear and an Austrian number plate ''62734Z' which we believe was used on a number of cars during filming. This amazing vehicle would make a fantastic addition to any James Bond fans collection or a rather menacing shooting vehicle for private estate use.In conclusion, auction results for the other Spectre Land Rovers sold in recent years have seen very high prices achieved and we would perhaps refer you to the Midas touch of owning any vehicle closely associated with the James Bond franchise.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October 12th November. Please contact Nick on 07831 440 158 or [email protected] secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.2015 Land Rover Defender SVX 'Spectre' JB24https://youtu.be/MhT7_XAD2Zwfalse