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Land Rover

Defender 110 HCPU Tomb Raider, 2001

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Make
Land Rover
Manufacturer
Premier Automotive Group
Location Made
Solihull
Accession Number
2015-13-20
Collection
BMIHT Vehicle Collection
Type
Car
Status
Permanent collection
Engine
V8 cyl, 3950 cc, 182 bhp
Fuel
Petrol
Top Speed
not quoted
Body Style
Offroad
Price When New
not quoted
Materials
metal, glass, textiles
Dimensions
4077mm (l), 1791mm (w), 2037mm (h)
Location
Museum

This unique car was built for the Tomb Raider movie. The 2001 movie was filmed at Pinewood Studios in England and stars actress Angelina Jolie in the title role.

The choice of vehicle was easy for director Simon West, "The Defender was the perfect choice to star as Lara's vehicle. The theme of the film is based on action and adventure, so Lara's vehicle had to be rugged enough to match up to all the challenging stunts."

Three cars were made for the film and in metallic grey paint, this Defender features chequer plate, roll cage and roof rack. The car is also fitted with an expedition tool kit, two winches, satellite navigation and an amazing array of spot lamps.