Lot 166 - 1997 Land Rover 90 Wolf Ex-MoD

Lot 166 - 1997 Land Rover 90 Wolf Ex-MoD

Lot 166 - 1997 Land Rover 90 Wolf Ex-MoD

Lot Number 166
Registration R943 VSM
Chassis Number SALLDAA67VA122585
Engine Number 25L02599A
Odometer reading 117,000 km
Estimate £39,000 - £46,000

Especially built for the Ministry of Defence, it is understood that only approximately 8,000 Defender Wolf’s were made and a large number of those would have been hardtops and/or the 110 variety or left hand drive. These right hand drive soft top or full tilt examples are particularly rare. Sources suggest the upgrades to the standard defender put the Wolf price to the MoD at around £40,000 in 1997/8. Upgrades included a 2” ride height increase due to heavy duty suspension design whilst the chassis on the HD models (Heavy Duty) are said to be eight times stronger than standard and fitted with a heavy duty roll cage, propshaft protection between chassis and hub and heavy duty bumpers. These vehicles also feature sealed headlights with breather pipes to top of windscreen, 113bhp, 300TDi engine with no electronics except fuel pump solenoid, rust proofed chassis from new, gearbox cooling system, reinforced front bulkhead, rails and sills, reinforced Salisbury rear axle and standard reinforced front axle and uprated diffs, 80 litre reinforced fuel tank, very tough and heavy duty Wolf wheels, convoy light system with a light illuminating the white painted rear differential, NATO towing hitch, 24v electrical system plus 24v generator and side mounted spare wheel to name but a few modifications. A few Wolf Defenders have been de-commissioned by the forces and are now in civilian hands but are quite rare, especially ones that have not suffered damage and in excellent condition. Virtually all appear to have been very well maintained mechanically by the MoD as would be expected.

This 90 Wolf was originally registered to the Ministry of Defence and used by the Royal Air Force, the military registration mark was KA71AA. It was stationed in various regions all within the UK. Once de-commissioned, this Land Rover was purchased privately and has subsequently been restored to a very high standard, bearing only a few resemblances to the RAF specification Wolf. During the restoration the doors were replaced with Series One doors, giving this a slightly more authentic, rugged Land Rover feel. The interior has been retrimmed in leather and heated seats have been fitted. Now painted in metallic grey and fitted with side steps, lamp protectors, wing protectors and a new canvas roof to the rear, this 90 Wolf is certainly a head turner. Supplied with a V5 registration document and paperwork confirming the cars interesting history, this Land Rover has to be seen to be appreciated, the quality is exceptional.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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