Lot 377 - 1998 Land Rover 90 Wolf XD
|Odometer reading||93,377 km|
|Estimate||£8,500 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,104|
One vehicle synonymous with military operations around the world is the Land Rover Series II, III and Defender. The all-terrain 4×4 vehicle was first produced in 1948, based upon a design spawned from the Willys/Bantam Jeeps of WWII fame. The UK design initially used aluminium for much of the construction which led to the Land Rover's reputation for longevity and resistance to corrosion in even the toughest conditions. Land Rovers are commonly used for patrol duties in Iraq and Afghanistan but because of the possibility of roadside attack, bombs and mines they are now being replaced in this duty by light armoured vehicles. Modifications for military use can include heavy-duty suspension, modified upgrade brakes, 24V electrical system, snorkel, black-out lights, Power Take-Off (PTO) shafts, winches, convoy lights, sun compass, electronic suppression for ignition system, blackout curtains, and weapons mounts for special equipment and small arms such as machine guns, recoilless rifles and, more recently, a Heckler and Koch automatic grenade launcher.
This Land Rover Wolf XD90 was put into service by the Ministry of Defence in 1998. Supplied with a V5 registration document and with a current MoT test certificate. Fitted with the 2.5 litre 300tdi engine, this Land Rover Wolf XD is fitted with power steering and a side mounted spare wheel carrier together with the pioneer tools on the bonnet for self-recovery and entrenching. Still the currently 'in-service' Land Rover of the British Army, the Wolf XD is very desirable vehicle with few having been released to the open market.
Interested parties should note that UK VAT will be added to the final hammer price.
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