The first ever pre-production Tomb Raider Defender is going under the hammer.
‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ first hit our screens in 2001 following the immensely successful videogame of the same name where many hours of a misspent youth were enjoyed searching for lost artefacts and locking the aging butler in the freezer (we all did it).
The Hollywood blockbuster saw a scantily clad Jolie kicking ass and driving a heavily equipped V8 110 through the dense jungle in true unwavering Defender style. The film proved to be a box office smash, and so did the Defender.
Such was the cult hero status of the Tomb Raider Defender; Land Rover took a standard double-cab 110 Defender Td5 off the production line and gave it to their Special Vehicles Department.
It was there where they slapped on a load of equipment and gave it a custom paint job, and the Tomb Raider Limited Edition was born – this is that first pre-production model and it’s now up for grabs.
This one has 74,331 miles on the clock, and is in dark metallic grey with special Tomb Raider badging. It comes with a roof rack, snorkel, spotlights and both front and rear winches.
It also has uprated shock absorbers and springs, privacy glass and a Category 1 alarm, immobiliser and tracker as well as leather seats and air con.
It’s estimated to fetch around £16,000-£22,000 when it goes to auction at Brooklands in Surrey on March 12.
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