76LAN180009 Land Rover RAF Tripoli, Desert Rescue Team Land Rover Series I 80
The Land Rover Defender, which the British car manufacturer first produced in 1983, was originally called simply the Land Rover Ninety, which reflected the length in inches of its wheelbase. Its contemporary partner the 110 was named for the same reason. The British four-wheel drive off-road vehicle was developed from the original Land Rover series which dated right back to 1948. The Land Rover 90 adopted the Defender name in 1990 to distinguish it from the new Land Rover Discovery which had just been introduced. The vehicle gained a worldwide reputation for its ruggedness and versatile capability, due to its steel ladder chassis and an aluminium alloy body. As the engine capacity improved and evolved, the Defender's speed and performance even over exceptionally difficult terrain also improved and it became popular with both military and civilian end-users alike.
Our 1:76 scale model, 4.7cm in length is registered S339 YOL from 1998/99 and is decorated in an artistic and appealing black and white zebra-like design, The cab roof also features the black stripes with the remaining roof left white. Black exterior trim is complemented by the silver wheels with black centres and the interior is also black.