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Guy Ritchie shares 'Snatch' history featuring Sting's Land Rover in a starring role

Guy Ritchie recently shared some behind-the-scenes images from the making of “Snatch” with Land Rover

Photo on screen courtesy of Guy Ritchie, Twitter

Land Rover is celebrating 50 years of Range Rover history this year. To celebrate, they're using the #RangeRoverMemories hashtag and encouraging owners to share their own memories of life with their Rover. They've also released the new Range Rover Fifty, a limited edition model that features the heritage paint job of the buyer's choosing and special model details.

A recent Twitter post by the company showed off three photos from the set of the movie "Snatch" featuring Guy Ritchie, Jason Statham, and a Land Rover. But, that's not just any Land Rover. It's Sting's. Yes, the Sting.

According to BestMovieCars.com, the Range Rover in "Snatch" is a 1982 Land Rover Range Rover. It's a four-door version - something that wasn't available until 1981 when the company first introduced the model in the variant. The four-door received a face lift in 1986.

The '82 had a 100-inch wheelbase and a suspension that was lowered by 20 mm in 1980 to aid in preventing body roll. It was powered by a detuned 135-horsepower V8 engine.

In the Guy Ritchie-directed movie, Jason Statham plays Turkish, a boxing promoter and slot machine shop operator. He stars alongside Benicio del Toro, Dennis Farina, Jason Flemyng, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, ad Race Sherbedgia who play a wide range of characters from a memorable Irish Traveller (Pitt) to an American gangster slash jeweler (Farina).

The Range Rover plays a starring role in the "Snatch" scene where the audience is first introduced to Pitt's character. You can see the scene below, but note the propensity of the characters for using the “F-word” (over 160 times in the entirety of the film) before you press play.

The Pikey Caravan - Snatch (1/8) Movie CLIP (2000) HD www.youtube.com

While it’s not immediately clear how Ritchie got Sting to lend him his Range Rover for the movie it is known that the two are close friends. In 1998 it was Sting and Mrs. Sting (Trudy Styler) who introduced Ritchie to his future wife - Madonna.

Additionally, Styler is a big fan of Ritchie’s. She leant her star power and influence to Ritchie helping To get “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels“ made.

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Insurance company Hagerty compiled a list of cars it thinks will climb in value and price.

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Vehicle prices have grown across the board this year, but collector car prices have been on the move for years. The world of online car auctions and car shows such as Radwood have driven attention to obscure and otherwise unknown cars, pushing their prices. Insurance and overall automotive lifestyle company Hagerty is stepping in to help. It complied a list of vehicles that it believes are currently a good value and have potential to climb. The Hagerty Bull Market List covers ten vehicles of all types.

Hagerty’s list is expansive, covering several vehicle types, prices, and time periods. The list features vehicles built between 1963 and 2012, and is designed to nudge people into buying cars before they become unattainable. This is especially important now, as online auction sites have moved the markets for some previously obscure cars well past the point of reason.

The Bull Market List isn’t intended to give you an inside track on car values so that you can flip them for quick profit. Instead, the list should give you the push you need if you’re already on the fence about buying a car to keep and drive a cool vehicle. Hagerty wants people to buy the cars and have the ability to pass them on to other enthusiasts without charging exorbitant prices.

The Bull Market List includes (with excellent condition pricing):

  • 1965-1970 Cadillac DeVille ($28,800)
  • 1969-1974 Ferrari 246 Dino ($365,800)
  • 1983-1997 Land Rover Defender ($61,400)
  • 1979-1985 Mazda RX-7 ($17,600)
  • 1962-1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL ($80,500)
  • 1963-1967 Pontiac GTO ($100,200)
  • 1992-1995 Porsche 968 ($38,000)
  • 1985-1995 Suzuki Samurai ($10,200)
  • 2008-2012 Tesla Roadster Sport ($97,000)
  • 1975-1993 Volvo 245 ($15,800)

If you’re considering one of the vehicles on the list and have the means, it’s a good idea to act in the near future. Vehicle prices are rising due to supply chain shortages to the point that even older cars are climbing. That, plus the effects of online car auctions, have made it hard to find a good value car.

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Special Land Rover Defender stars in new James Bond film

The special Defender features several 007-inspired touches.

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James Bond and British vehicles go together like bread and butter. The spy's most well-known rides come from Aston Martin, but Land Rover isn't sitting out on the action. The 25th film in the Bond series, No Time To Die, premiers in just a few weeks, and with it, a new special edition Land Rover Defender. Land Rover's SV Bespoke division created the special Defender, which in addition to making an appearance on the silver screen, will be on sale for a limited run to 300 lucky Bond fans willing to shell out the cash.


2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition The Defender gets exclusive infotainment animations.Land Rover


The villainous Defender is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that produces 518 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and Land Rover says the powertrain is strong enough to push the hefty off-roader to 60 mph from a stop in just 5.1 seconds. The V8 is a recent addition to the Defender line, and comes paired here with unique suspension and transmission tuning, bespoke spring and damper rates, and a new electronic active rear differential.



2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition The 007 Defender V8 get special puddle lights.Land Rover


Unique touches to the 007 Defender include "Defender 007" treadplates, special infotainment animations, and "007" exterior puddle lamps. The interior will get a laser-etched detail plate to denote its number among the 300 vehicles. No Time To Die will feature the Defender front and center, but it's not the only Land Rover in the film. Two Range Rover Sport SVR SUVs will also make an appearance, along with a Range Rover Classic and a Land Rover Series III.


2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition You'll need to be really into Bond to truly appreciate the special Defender.Land Rover


If you're more interested in seeing the Defender's time on screen than you are in getting behind the wheel, it hits theaters in the U.S. starting on October 8, 2021. The film will be the fifth and final movie to feature Daniel Craig as Bond. However, if you're really excited about the Defender, get ready to pay up. Prices start at $114,600 and supplies are extremely limited.

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