Defend your evil lair with this Land Rover from James Bond’s “Spectre”
One of ten Land Rover Defender SVXs built for the 2015 James Bond film Spectre is up for auction.
Like its stablemates this Defender was built by Bowler to chase 007 down an Austrian mountainside and features a host of modifications including internal and external roll cages, massive 37-inch tires on bead locker wheels, lifted Bilstein rally suspension, and fender flares. The diesel engine is boosted from 122 hp to 188 hp, and there’s a mighty 365 lb-ft of torque going to all four wheels.
Other add-ons include Light Force spot lamps, a chunky front nudge bar, a winch, rocker guards, and a snorkel. Underbody bash plates and a hydraulic handbrake were also fitted to enable the Spectre Defender to go sideways during its stunt scene.
The car is for sale without reserve at RM Sotheby’s Paris sale on February 13, 2021. A similar car sold in 2018 for £365,500 ($494,800) which is close to the price fetched by the Mercury Cougar that featured in another snowy Bond scene in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Should the price be out of your reach you can see another Spectre Defender quietly rusting away on the Austrian mountain where filming took place at the 007 Elements interactive exhibition—or watch the chase scene below.