7 Rare Bowler Land Rovers Up For Auction

Seven heavily modified custom-built Land Rovers from Bowler are heading to auction in February. The vehicles once belonged to Bowler Motors director Richard Hayward will be sold to the highest bidder as part of RM Sotheby’s Paris sale, and the hard-to-come-by off-roaders will need deep pockets to acquire but are expected to gain much interest.

According to luxury goods magazine Robb Report, the pick of the bunch is expected to be a 2010 Land Rover Defender SVX ‘Spectre’, a blacked-out 4×4 recreation of the Defender that featured in the 24th Bond film, Spectre. It features fat, knobbly tyres, a roof rack, a heavy-duty winch, and took over 250 hours to build.

Not that the remaining six Bowler builds up for auction are not worthy of attention. They include a 2015 Bowler Pennine V6 110 Prototype truck and a 2013 Land Rover Defender 90 Hardtop TD ‘Challenge’, both with rally racing liveries.

Two other Defenders, a 2015 Land Rover 90 hardtop XS and a 2015 Land Rover Landmark XS will look at home in both the country and the city, and for those with something more daring in mind, a gunmetal grey and lime green 2016 Bowler CSP P1 V8 Prototype and a metallic red and charcoal grey 2016 Bowler CSP2 V8 Prototype make up the collection.

There are few published mechanical details for the seven Land Rovers, but it is expected, given Bowler’s typical spec, that the vehicles will be fully loaded.

They will be offered with no reserve at the RM Sotheby’s sale on 13 February, and given the exclusivity of Bowler’s build, they won’t be cheap but depending on your budget, possibly not prohibitively expensive either. The Defender SVX ‘Spectre’ is expected to sell for £140,000 to £185,000, while the rest of the vehicles are expected to sell for between £55,000 and £95,000

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