This one originated with the Dutch military who preferred the 2.25-litre diesel engine, unlike the British who almost always specified the petrol variant.
The design of the rear body, built by Marshalls of Cambridge, changed little between 1964 and the introduction of the Defender 130 ambulance and Wolf XD-130 in 1997. It will carry four stretchered patients, and has a lower roof than that found on earlier Series I ambulances, which enabled transport by air.
Being LHD, this one would make this superb overland conversion, but it looks so straight and solid that it would be a shame to change it. Apparently the chassis and bulkhead are sound, so if you can keep it that way you’ll have a lovely collector’s piece to take around the shows for years to come. It’s currently SORNed but has a long MoT until September 2014, so it should be ready for use.
Very tempting. Find the full listing here.