Movie memorabilia collectors/automobile enthusiasts with deep pockets may want to check out this ride: 2015 Land Rover Defender 110 SVX Spectre JB24, which will be going under the hammer later this month.
JB24 is one of the automobile stars of the 2015 James Bond flick. This particular example is 1 of the 10 Land Rover Defenders used in the film and 1 of the 7 surviving examples. This one is car number 9 and it has just 1,000 km (621 miles) on the odo.
Specially commissioned for the film and built by Bowler Motorsport, the 2015 Land Rover Defender 110 SVX Spectre JB24 features a tuned up engine with 180 ponies on the tap, chunky 37-inch tires, a heavy-duty roll cage, stiffened up suspension, enhanced hydraulic hand brake, and a Santorini Black paint work.
There were two specifications of the Land Rover Defenders used in the movie. One for regular roads and the other, for snow scenes and this one here was the latter.
A history file, including the vehicle LR build spec, a full set of employee time sheets relating to the build, an EC Certificate of Conformity, correspondence between Bowler and JLR, plus invoices for the vehicle and a copy of the original contract, is in order.
In addition, there is 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 ’SVX’ badge that was the rear of the car.
It is currently an unregistered car in UK.
This 2015 Land Rover Defender 110 SVX Spectre JB24 is expected to go on the block at The May Live Auction on May 23, 2020, and it is expected to fetch £200,000-£240,000 (or around US$250,000-$300,000).
Images: Silverstone Auctions.