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1978 Land Rover Defender

Sale price: $23,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Wedowee, Alabama, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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1978 Land Rover Defender for sale

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This land rover is actually at 1992 but I could not put in the vin. Mint condition it only has 35,000 miles on it. It has the 300 TDI turbo charged diesel  engine. These 110s were referred to as snatch vehicles. It is bulletproof literally. It is in mint condition runs and drives great. It would make a really cool Overland camper. Thanks!

Officially designated, Truck Utility Medium (TUM) with Vehicle Protection Kit (VPK), the vehicle is more widely known by its informal title, the "Snatch", even in official documentation. It is believed to have acquired the name from its use in the Troubles, when it was the preferred vehicle for snatch squads: soldiers trained to deal with demonstrations by picking out and arresting suspected ringleaders.

The "Snatch" was the first factory modified Land Rover to be used in Northern Ireland, replacing a series of ad hoc conversions including protected Airportable Land Rover (Land Rover 1/2 ton Lightweight) and 109" (known as the "piglet", being a smaller version of the Humber Pig armoured personnel carrier) then widely used by British Forces in Northern Ireland.[5]

Manufactured as the CAMAC CAV 100 by NP Aerospace,[6] the "Snatch" conversion was developed with the aid of Ricardo, and is fitted with CAMAC composite armour to offer the crew protection against kinetic energy projectiles and, to a very limited degree, against explosive devices. Its rated "combat weight" (without crew and weapons) is 3,050 kg.[3]

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