1994 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 - ‘THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.’
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 185
Year : 1994
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : L939 SGW
Chassis No. : SALLDVAC7LA938529
Engine No. : TBC
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

In a modern take on the classic television serial in the 1960s,
CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin are forced to put aside
longstanding hostilities and team up on a joint mission to stop a
mysterious international criminal organisation that is bent on
destabilising the fragile balance of power through the
proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only
lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist who is the key
to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race
against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. The
action sequences are superb and this Guy Ritchie directed action
extravaganza represents, as you would expect, a relentless parade
of cars, helicopters, motorbikes and planes in superbly
choreographed stunts.

One such vehicle is the petrol V8 powered Land Rover Defender 90
presented here. During the film, it is disguised with an earlier
Series III front but the underpinnings are definitely 1994. It also
benefits from a full exterior roll cage, an Exmoor soft-top and
'Old Man Emu Suspension', especially designed in Australia for
superior performance across all terrain. This ex-MoD Land Rover was
initially acquired by Warner Brothers in 2012 and modified by Alex
King, the picture vehicle coordinator of Dena Films, for a number
of sequences in the 2015 film, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. After
filming, Guy Ritchie gave the Defender to Brenden Raisbeck, his
estate manager at Ashcombe (Ritchie's country estate) as a gift. A
certificate to this effect is included in the sale as well as a
copy of a hand-written note from Guy Ritchie himself. Presented in
'straight off the set' condition but now with an MoT test
certificate valid until June, 2017, this is, quite simply, great
fun.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170