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LONDON: A rare opportunity to own a Land Rover Defender used in the James Bond film, Spectre, is set to star in Silverstone Auctions Live Online sale on May 23.

In 2015, the 24th James Bond film featured another world-class car chase, this time involving a Land Rover Defender.

Eon Productions commissioned 10 special 110 Defenders from Land Rover and with the help of Bowler Motorsport, specialist Land Rover modifiers, they converted them into the ultimate getaway cars.

Bowler Motorsport added huge 37-inch tyres, a heavy-duty roll-cage, stiffened up the suspension and among other things installed a hydraulic hand brake to spice up the action. The engine was also tuned to 180bhp.

There were two specifications of cars produced, one for the high-speed getaway road cars and the others for the snow scenes of which this is one of those.

Only seven of the ten specially produced cars now survive and this car is number 9, three were destroyed during filming, no surprise there!

Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions Managing Director commented: “This is a very special opportunity for someone to own a piece of Bond film history. The rarity of these means they don’t come to market that often.”

“Anything from the Bond franchise attracts worldwide interest and this Land Rover is almost as it was from the day it left the film set. It will need registering if you wish to use it on the road and it comes with a file of correspondence including details of when and where the car was to be used in the film.”

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