vineri, 4 martie 2016

Land Rover Defender Wolf XD90 1998 - World Of Classic Cars -

Land Rover Defender Wolf XD90 1998

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 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 1997/8. Upgrades included a 2" ride height increase due to heavy duty suspension design whilst the chassis on this HD (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
Land Rover Defender Wolf XD90 1998

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 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.