NEWS – Christie’s will sell in London on September 28, four cars from the Jaguar Land Rover group from the stunts of the latest 007 opus.
This is neither the first nor the last time that objects seen in the films of the most famous secret agent are put up for sale, but each time it is an event. This time, it is the Jaguar Land Rover group which has decided to sell vehicles which participated in the stunts of the last feature film “Dying can wait” (No time to die). Four vehicles will be sold at auction as part of a charity sale organized by Christie’s and the company EON Production on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of James Bond.
The first of four batches is a Defender 110 bearing the registration “VIN 007” (VIN stands for “vehicle identification number”). This Defender is one of the ten copies which were used for the filming of the film and which also participated in the promotion of the film before its realization. This vehicle is estimated between £300,000 and £500,000.
A Defender 110 V8 Bond Edition, designed by SV Bespoke and inspired by features of the Defenders seen in the film will also be on offer (estimate: £200,000-300,000). Only 300 examples of Bond Edition were released for the whole world and this one has the “60 Years of Bond” logo engraved on the dashboard. This vehicle is British specification, normally homologated, and is being sold for the benefit of the Tusk conservation charity fund.
The Range Rover Sport SVR in the sale also featured in James Bond chase scenes. This is one of six models of its kind used by the production. It is estimated between £80,000 and £120,000.
Finally, the fourth batch is one of two Jaguar XFs that appear in the pre-credits sequence of “Dying Can Wait”. She is estimated at £50,000-70,000.