Buy This Land Rover, Pretend You’re A James Bond Villain

See this Land Rover? It looks like the one from Spectre, right? That’s because it is.

Or one of them, anyway. When shooting the 24th Bond movie, the producers had Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations supply ten of these unique Defenders, crew-cab 110s in Santorini Black.

Then they sent them to Land Rover racing specialist Bowler, which upgraded them even further. The ten Defenders were fitted with 37-inch tires – bolted directly to the bead-lock whees – along with Bilstein rally dampers, engine upgraded from 120 hp to 185, a full roll cage, Recaro racing buckets, harnesses, Warn winch, diamond-plated everything, and those badass-looking ropes running up the nose and over the hood (for some reason).

The resulting vehicle was called the Land Rover Defender SVX Concept, and while many of them were destroyed in the filming of the movie, this one survived in tact. It was used only for drive-by footage, and was subsequently sold to a private customer – who has now consigned it, without reserve, to RM Sotheby’s for sale at its upcoming auction in London this September. Check out the badassity of it all in the images below by Simon Clay for RM Sotheby’s.

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    buy a santorini black RRS SVR instead

  • Howstar

    185hp….. wheres the rest?

    • Bash

      James Bond killed them..

  • Alban Gojani

    It seems that there was a series of these as you can see from the video below.
    At the 0:40 mark, you can see a badge, it has the number 50 engraved and also DB.007.
    It looks almost identical to the one in the article except the red leather interior.
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  • Adrian

    Oh no I do not want this Land Rover. Please give me only the tyres.

  • Steve Crawford

    Harry’s Garage one, Seems they are not road legal in the UK and Harry is trying to convert it back for the road :-

  • Benjamin B.

    Those are big ass wheels and tires

  • BGM

    I can honestly say I don’t want to be seen in public driving this thing.

  • SteersUright

    Drop a Hemi in it, then call…um not me, i can’t afford this thing. Pretty damn awesome though. I’d drive over at least 1 small car if I owned it.

  • Harry_Wild

    Hope the Defender coming out looks like this!

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