• Understood to be one of two examples built by the Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations team for the 1998 Tierra Del Fuego Camel Trophy event.
  • Under the bonnet is the 2.5-litre 300tdi turbodiesel inline-four, coupled with the five-speed manual transmission.
  • It has recently undergone a full rebuild with genuine Land Rover parts, now presenting in very good order throughout.
  • Following the 1998 Camel Trophy event, the car travelled around Africa and Europe, before arriving in the UK and taking on a support role with the Marine Life Conservation group.


  • It features twin fuel tanks, Mantec steering and fuel tank guards, a Warn winch, a Brownchurch bull bar, Hella spot lights, a twin battery setup and the correct fitment Michelin XZL tyres.
  • There is an internal roll bar and external roll cage built by Safety Devices, and installed by Land Rover specifically for the Camel Trophy event.
  • The Land Rover now has a renewed and galvanised Marsland chassis.
  • A re-galvanised and powder-coated roof rack was built to order from Brownchurch Ltd to replace the missing original.
  • The cabin is equipped with heat and sound insulation, a period-correct stereo, a map light and a passenger footwell-mounted washer bottle.
  • A small collection of paperwork will accompany the vehicle.


  • Original bodywork and yellow paintwork, which now features some light dents, scuffs and scratches, entirely commensurate with off-road use.
  • Period-correct decals are present and correct, and have an attractive patina.
  • Sympathetically restored grey cloth seats, which are slightly discoloured but with no significant damage. There are a few surface blemishes to the dashboard, dials and main contact points.
  • No electrical faults have been detected.
  • The most recent MOT test was on 6 November 2020 at 162,998 miles, which was a clean pass with no advisories or defects.


  • A period-correct refurbishment has been carried out, including the fitment of a new OEM galvanised Marsland chassis, along with a genuine, unused replacement bulkhead unit.
  • The entire braking system was replaced, along with the gearbox, clutch and running gear.
  • All chassis components have been replaced, right down to the nuts, bolts and washers, and it now features new OEM shock absorbers, springs and helper springs.
  • Its last scheduled maintenance was undertaken in November 2020 at 162,190 miles, where technicians at Foley Specialist Vehicles in Harlow changed all of the fluids and filters – with genuine OEM Land Rover service items - before replacing the cambelt.


Boasting fantastic early provenance, this Land Rover Defender 110 is a genuine ex-Camel Trophy vehicle, built for the 1998 Tierra Del Fuego event and which has since spent time across Africa, Europe and the UK. It has undergone a sympathetic but thorough restoration with genuine Land Rover parts and is now ready to continue its life as an off-road workhorse, or as an attention-grabbing addition to any Land Rover collection.

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Car Overview

  • 162,998 miles
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Yellow
  • Grey cloth
  • 2.5L
  • VINSALLDHA67WA140909

Lot Overview

  • Lot #03878
  • private Sale
  • Stansted, Essex, United Kingdom


  • Maxbrown95

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Interior  (17)

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