This custom beauty will fetch a pretty penny.
Time and time again, the latest James Bond film, titled No Time To Die, has been delayed. The producers are aiming to maximize returns with full cinemas, something that the pandemic has made nearly impossible. But there is a silver lining to this. With the numerous teaser trailers, we've seen more and more of the cars that will be featured in the film, which have only served to whet our appetites even further.
These include the Aston Martin Valhalla before its recent redesign and a new Land Rover Defender that we got to drive. But you may have also noticed an old Landy finished in a light blue, and now a Land Rover specialist has recreated that exact car, and is putting it up for sale.
It's unsurprisingly named the Bond Edition Land Rover and will be offered as part of Sotheby's luxury auction 'Life Is Beautiful'. It hasn't been listed just yet, but we do have the details on this limited-edition Series 3. It's been rebuilt by the specialists at John Brown 4x4 and features some modern upgrades "for easier handling and a smooth drive." But it still retains the vintage elements that make these old Land Rovers so beloved.
The special edition includes overdrive for better top speed and fuel efficiency, a galvanized chassis for better longevity, and other aesthetic enhancements like "flared wheel arches, new cappings, vintage plates, and Defender mirrors."
As you can tell from the fact that we've been referring to this build as a limited edition and not a one-off, there are other examples out there. John Brown 4x4 has been producing the Bond edition cars "in very limited numbers since the first clips of No Time To Die aired."
If you're interested in getting your hands on this example, the auction is accessible online or at Sotheby's (coincidentally named) Bond Steet address on September 9. It is expected to fetch between £20,000 and £25,000, or roughly between $27,600 and $34,500. We think that's a pretty reasonable price for a silver screen star.