Gordon Ramsay buys Land Rover Defender used in James Bond film Spectre for more than £200,000

By | 10/08/2018

CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay appears to have to have purchased himself an incredible James Bond motor.

The 51-year-old shared clips on his Instagram account yesterday with his new Land Rover Defender – the same one driven by Daniel Craig in Spectre.

 Gordon Ramsay is the new owner of a James Bond car

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Gordon Ramsay is the new owner of a James Bond car

Another one of the rare SVX Concept Defenders went under the hammer last month with a whopping £250,000 estimate – meaning it’s likely Ramsay splashed out more than £200,000 for the car.

The British marque made just 10 of the custom models for the 2015 Bond film, but only a few appeared on screen, with the majority used for promotional purposes.

Ramsay’s model was allegedly part of drive-by scenes and is said to be in perfect condition.

Posting his Instagram video, the TV personality described the Land Rover as “beyond belief ” and squealed in excitement, even joking that he was “James, Gordon James.”

 The car features a special spy number plate

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The car features a special spy number plate
 Ramsay posted footage of the motor on his Instagram account

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Ramsay posted footage of the motor on his Instagram account

The first clip begins with Ramsay zooming in on the Defender’s number plate which reads P100 SPY and has a small Spectre 007 logo underneath.

Ramsay can be heard saying: “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with D.”

He zooms out to show the large military-style off-roader complete with huge 37-inch Maxxis Trepador tyres – which are bolted on to the vehicle’s alloys and can cost over £430 each.

According to the seller’s description, the car has clocked just 894 miles.

The Defender comes with a 3.0-litre engine, upgraded to give it 185bhp.

This model is unique in that it is UK road registered, and has been described as the “ultimate Defender”

 Ramsay's model was allegedly used in drive-by scenes

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Ramsay’s model was allegedly used in drive-by scenes
 The renowned chef splashed out on a new motor

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The renowned chef splashed out on a new motor

Tom Hartley Jnr, a classic and specialist car seller, touted the rare model on their website but it is now marked as sold.

Tom said in the advert for the motor said: “The Spectre Defender we have here is presented in perfect condition, having been used only in drive-by scenes.

“It is UK road registered and has been driven just 894 miles from new. Accompanying the car is a range of papers documenting filming schedules and the high-end parts used in its construction.

“Not all of the Spectre Defenders survive today and the ones that do are not all road registered. The ultimate Defender.”