1998 LAND ROVER WOLF 90 SOFT-TOP
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 224
Year : 1998
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : R51 UJU
Chassis No. : SALLDAA67VA122053
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Built specifically 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 hard tops and/or the 110 variety or
lefthand drive. This righthand drive soft top or full tilt example
is particularly rare. Sources suggest the upgrades to the standard
defender put the Wolf price to the MoD at around £40,000 in
1997-1998.

Upgrades included a 2 ride height increase due to heavy duty
suspension design whilst the chassis on this Heavy Duty is said to
be eight times stronger than standard and fitted with a heavy duty
roll cage, prop-shaft protection between chassis and hub and heavy
duty bumpers. The vehicle also features 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 decommissioned by the forces and are now in civilian
hands but are quite rare especially ones that have not suffered
damage and are in excellent condition. 

This Land Rover is in excellent condition and has been well
maintained firstly by the Ministry of Defence and subsequently by
the current vendor. Described as 'driving as it should' these
robust utility vehicles are great fun, whether you want to pop to
the shops or across a field. Recent work carried out includes a new
timing belt and all the MoT test certificates are present since the
vehicle left the military; a V5C registration document is also
supplied. With the Land Rover Defender now out of production,
values of these great 4x4's look set to increase; this Wolf 90
Soft-Top is certainly one to consider. 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170