Bond flick Land Rover goes on display at Warwickshire’s British Motor Museum

James Bond Defender

Spoiler alert: the new James Bond film features three Land Rover Defenders. And one of them, which was used in a (spoiler alert, again) high-octane car chase, has just been installed at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire.

The No Time To Die Defender V8 appears at the Museum in its authentic battered and bruised state. The vehicle, which the museum says sets new standards for toughness and capability, was truly pushed to its limits by the film’s stunt team.

The Defender will go on display until late January 2022 in the main entrance. Other cars from film and TV also on show in the Museum include Del Boy’s Reliant Robin, the Land Rover Defender from another Bond movie, Skyfall, Lady Penelope’s FAB1, the Land Rover Defender from Laura Croft Tomb Raider, the Land Rover CAB from Judge Dredd, and a replica of the DeLorean from Back to the Future.

Museum curator Cat Griffin said: “We’re so excited to have this infamous Defender on display at the Museum until the New Year. I’m sure the car from the iconic film will be of much interest to our visitors especially over the festive period.”

Festive activities – including a jigsaw trail, and automotive-themed Christmas card making – run at the museum from 17 to 23 December.

The British Motor Museum houses the collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust – over 300 cars spanning the classic, vintage and veteran eras and a fabulous archive of film, photographs, personal papers and business documents.

No Time To Die was the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, and the final outing for Daniel Craig in the title role. As of this week it had grossed $735.6 million worldwide, but still needs to make another $65 million to break even.