The Land Rover Defender 110 double-cab pick-up, driven in the opening sequence of Skyfall will be on display at the Heritage Motor Centre from the 17 December. The left-hand drive, Belgium-spec, 2.2-litre diesel, four-wheel drive, six-speed automatic is seen in the film driven by field agent Eve, played by Naomie Harris. There were in fact 12 Land Rovers used in the film, all in various stages of damage, and the HMC is delighted to have one of them amongst its collection. The Defender has been on display at both the Paris Motorshow and at Harrods in London. Another is currently on display at the Bond in Motion display in the NMM at Beaulieu. For further information on the exhibition visit www.bondinmotion.co.uk click here for NMM Beaulieu
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series. Skyfall is the 23rd official Bond film and stars Daniel Craig as 007 for a third time. JLR provided a staggering 77 vehicles for the film including Land Rover’s full product line-up of; Defender, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Discovery and Freelander, as well as Jaguar XJ for use both on-screen and as production support vehicles. Stephen Laing, Curator for the Heritage Motor Centre said, 'We are delighted to have the Land Rover Defender amongst our collection. We have been privileged to have displayed many iconic and famous film and TV vehicles over the years including Batman and Robin's Batcycle, James Bond’s Aston Martin Vanquish from Die Another Day, Lara Croft’s Land Rover Defender from Tomb Raider, James Bond’s Aston Martin DBS from Quantum of Solace, and Dr Who's 'Bessie', a Ford-based Siva tourer kit car built for the third Doctor Who.
Museum entry fees are: Adults £11, Child £8 (5-16 years) under 5 free, Concessions £9 and Family £34 (two adults and up to three children). For more information visit the website at www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk. click here for Heritage Motor Centre