1998 Land Rover Defender 90 Wolf Hard Top FFR


  • 90 Defender ‘Wolf’ as used by the British Military.
  • Highly sort after and extremely capable.
  • Original condition.


The Land Rover Defender ‘Wolf’ is a military version of the popular Land Rover Defender 90 that was produced for the British Armed Forces. Wolf is an abbreviation for ‘Wheel on flat’’ referring to the vehicles ability of being able to drive on flat tyres. The Defender was chosen by the MOD because of its all terrain capabilities which makes it ideal for usage in combat situations or harsh environments.

The British Army needed a vehicle that was rugged, versatile and capable of handling various terrains and weather conditions. The importance of the Wolf lies in its abilities to preform many different duties. It can be configured as a troop carrier, ambulance, command vehicle or weapons platform, depending on its mission requirements. 

The Wolf has become a favourite for Land Rover enthusiasts due to its ruggedness, durability and reliability, as well as military history. 


  • First registered in June 2019.
  • V5 present.
  • Genuine 114,528 KM
  • MOT present until September 2023. There were no advisories to note for the current year.
  • Unfortunately due to it being in the possession of the MOD there is no paperwork with this vehicle. 
  • The current vendor is the second owner and the vehicle was purchased in August 2019. 
  • Been registered for the UK road since 2019. 
  • The current owner has only done 200KMS since purchasing the vehicle.
  • When the Defender has not been in use it has been stored in a garage to protect it from the elements. 


  • Minimal signs of usage.
  • Original MOD interior.
  • Excellent condition overall.
  • Roll cage fitted. 
  • The premise behind the Wolf was a vehicle that was easily maintainable should anything happen when being out in the field. Because of this there are very few luxuries that you would otherwise find in a regular Defender. 
  • With this in mind, the cabin of the interior is in nice shape. Both of the seats present well, with a small tear to note on the drivers seat. We are informed that all of the few electronics within the vehicle are said to be working as they were intended. 
  • Behind the cabin, in the rear of vehicle you can find small space that has space for a seat and the original mounting points for the equipment that was once used by the MOD. 
  • The rear of the vehicle has been well kept and we saw no signs of any notable damage.
  • Rubber matting is laid on the bed in the rear to protect it from grime and detritus. 
  • There is a mat available for the front cabin, this was not present at the time of picturing but does come with the vehicle. 
  • Both footwells are free from corrosion. 


  • Military Green with fibreglass roof. 
  • Nice condition with signs patina noticeable throughout. 
  • Generally speaking the bodywork is in good condition, given the age of the vehicle.
  • The front NS bulkhead is corroded and would benefit from being replaced. 
  • Various upgrades to the Wolf include; 
  • Reinforced rear axel.
  • Strengthened chassis.
  • 24-volt electrics.
  • We are informed that the rear crossmember is also corroded. 
  • There are some knocks and dents to be aware of located around the vehicle. 
  • As far as we could tell, the chassis looks to be in good condition, there are signs of surface corrosion appearing underneath.
  • Tread plate is fitted to the bonnet. 
  • Enlarged indicators and sidelights are in good condition. All the lenses are clean and clear. 
  • Vehicle comes with the Wolf wheels as well as the spare that is generally located on the bonnet. 
  • MOD-spec sliding windows. The glass and seals appear in good condition with no signs of any splits in the seals. 


  • Five-speed manual gearbox.
  • Runs and drives as it should do.
  • 2.5 TDCI engine. This is a replacement engine that was fitted by the MOD in 2009.
  • Low range and four-wheel drive equipped. 
  • Runs and drive well. We moved the vehicle around and found no apparent issues with the gearbox. It selects gears as it was intended to do so with no crunching when switching between first gear and reverse gear. 
  • The vendor reports that the vehicle was serviced at the same time the MOT was done in 2021. 


Whilst there are some knocks and dents around this Defender Wolf, it is generally in good shape. These are becoming more sought after by enthusiasts as there were a limited number produced for the MOD. 

There has never been a better occasion to own a Land Rover Defender 90 Wolf hard top. 

Notice to bidders

This item is sold on an ‘As is Where is’ basis. The condition of this item is the opinion of the seller and may differ from your own opinion. Photos and listing descriptions are for guidance purposes only*.** Car & Classic do not warrant listing accuracy. Full inspection is recommended. Viewings are at the seller’s discretion. Buyer is responsible for delivery and collection of any item purchased.*

UK-registered cars and motorbikes on Car & Classic are run through an online HPI check. On the HPI report, this vehicle shows no insurance database markers for damage or theft. It is currently not covered by a finance agreement.

A non-refundable buyer’s deposit is payable on this item, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for the applicable percentage.
All bidding, buying and offers are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Please see our FAQs here and our Terms & Conditions here

Vehicle specification
  • Year 1998
  • Make Land Rover
  • Model Defender
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 114,528 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2495
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Brentwood
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
13 bids from 10 bidders
  • prodemc•••• £5,250 30/05/23
  • 180bblu•••• £5,000 30/05/23
  • prodemc•••• £4,500 29/05/23
  • ke-at-m•••• £4,000 29/05/23
  • Mike St•••• £3,250 29/05/23
  • ke-at-m•••• £3,000 29/05/23
  • peter-j•••• £1,600 26/05/23
  • richard•••• £1,500 26/05/23
  • peter-j•••• £1,000 25/05/23
  • TMGR700 £600 23/05/23

The Gallery

The safest way to buy a classic car online

Car & Classic's secure payment system protects buyers and sellers. At the end of the auction, the winning bidder transfers payment into a third-party escrow account. Once the transfer of the vehicle is complete, both parties confirm they are happy with the sale and the money is released to the seller.
Safe, secure payment process

About Max Bids

The max bid process allows you to bid without any hassle.
Enter your maximum bid and we will then bid on your behalf to ensure you're the highest bidder - just enough to keep you in the lead and only up until your maximum.


C&C prevent auction snipers from bidding in the last seconds to win an auction.
Auctions are extended by 3-minutes if anyone bids within the last 2 minutes to allow other bidders to react and counter-bid.

Auto-bidding increments

  • If your maximum bid is equal to or below the reserve price, your maximum bid will be applied in full if you are the highest bidder.
  • If you are the highest bidder and place a maximum bid above the reserve, we will automatically put in the reserve as your first bid.
    • Once the reserve has been met, Car & Classic will make sure you are the highest bidder using only the bidding increments stated below.
    • We will keep you in the lead up until your maximum bid OR the increment closest to your maximum bid, providing your maximum bid is enough to cover the increment value.

Bid Amount Increment
£0 to £10,000 £100.00
£10,000 to £50,000 £250.00
£50,000 to £100,000 £500.00
£100,000+ £1000.00

Automatically outbid immediately

When you place a max bid and are outbid immediately that means that another bidder has placed a max bid limit which is higher than yours.
You can bid again and we will use our automatic bid system to try and get you as the highest bidder.

Matching max bids

When there are two max bids of the same value, the one placed first remains the lead bidder.

What are pre-bids?

A pre-bid means you’re able to place a bid before the official start of the auction.
You will be notified whether or not you are the highest bidder when the auction starts.

Problem with your bid

Bids are contractually binding. To help protect you, we have some rules in place if we think it's been mistyped. Please check and amend what you have entered.