3 Three James Bond cars to be auctioned
The main lot of this sale, a Defender 110 (estimated from 300,000 to 500,000 pounds sterling) famous for its action scenes in No Time To Die. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the British Red Cross. As one of ten Defenders used during filming, it was also used for promotional activities prior to the film’s release.
A Defender 110 V8 Bond Edition, created by SV Bespoke and inspired by the specifications of the Defender used in No Time To Die, will also go on sale (estimated at £200,000 to £300,000). Produced in only 300 copies, the Bond Edition version features a “60 Years of Bond” logo on the dashboard. This vehicle complies with UK specifications, is road-approved and will be sold for the benefit of the conservation organisation Tusk.
The Range Rover Sport SVR (estimated at between £80,000 and £120,000) also featured in one of the film’s chase scenes and was one of six models provided for filming.
Finally, designated by the No Time To Die stunt team as the perfect racing vehicle, the Jaguar XF (estimated at between £50,000 and £70,000) is one of two models that appear in the film’s pre-credits. They were used to pursue James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) through the narrow, winding streets of Matera in southern Italy.
Sale in two parts
This two-part charity sale, Sixty Years of James Bond, will include a total of 60 lots. The online sale will be open for auction from September 15 to October 5, the date of James Bond Day. 35 prizes covering the 25 James Bond will be presented, including posters, accessories and costumes.
The Film’s Defender, Range Rover and Jaguar are among the 25 lots at christie’s and EON Productions’ auction in London on September 28 by invitation only. Fans and collectors around the world will be able to bid online with Christie’s Live.