James Bond’s Spectre Defender & other cool classics up for sale online

Check out this extraordinary cars available from Silverstone Auctions on 23rd May

Silverstone Auctions will be conducting a Live Online Sale on Saturday 23 May featuring exclusive and exotic cars that are ripe for investment opportunities in this period of economic decline.

There’s a rare opportunity to own a Land Rover Defender used in the James Bond Film, Spectre. For the 2015 movie, Eon Productions commissioned 10 special 110 Defenders from Land Rover and with the help of Bowler Motorsport, specialist Land Rover modifiers, they converted them into the ultimate getaway cars.

Bowler Motorsport added huge 37-inch tyres, a heavy-duty roll-cage, stiffened up the suspension and among other things installed a hydraulic hand brake to spice up the action. The engine was also tuned to 180bhp.

There were two specifications of cars produced, one for the high-speed getaway road cars and the others for the snow scenes of which this is one of those. Only seven of the ten specially produced cars now survive and this car is number 9, three were destroyed during filming.

Also available is a 1968 Ford GT40 that was created as a homage during 2017 and 2018 by the late Terry Drury who worked for Ford at the start of the GT40 development and also raced them as a privateer. He had amassed his own collection of original spare parts which included a works 320ci Gurney-Weslake Ford V8 and a ZF Le Mans gearbox.

A 1982 Ferrari 512 BBi which is one of the 42 UK supplied cars and has been owned by the same family from new. It’s finished in Rosso with a Tan leather interior, and got a substantial restoration in 1997.

Among the collection are three Aston Martins. A 1994 Virage “Widebody” Volante, number 3 of 26 factory-built cars with one former owner and just 10,950 miles on the clock. The second car is a 1984 V8 Series 4 “Oscar India” with 10,500 miles and the third car is a rare 2003 manual V12 DB7 Vantage with 43,481 miles.

There’s also a 1971 911 2.7 RS Recreation (based on a 2.2-litre 911E), 1977 Porsche 911SC 3.0-litre Targa, 1965 Ford Cortina Lotus and 1992 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton up for grabs.

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