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Everyone loves a story with a happy ending, and the story of a camper named Monty is exactly that: a 1997 Land Rover Defender-based ambulance that was used by the Ministry of Defense and destroyed by enemy fire is given a second life as a motorhome. Isn’t this wonderful?

Monty is a war veteran whose battle scars are still visible. In a previous life it was a British Ministry of Defense vehicle that was severely damaged by enemy fire in the 2nd Gulf War. The next 7 years were spent in the process of restoring it and converting it into a mobile home. It is now up for sale.

Its official name is KZ 39 AA. It’s based on a 1997 Land Rover Defender 130 300TDi Pulse.

Overland Campers was responsible for the restoration and conversion. They primarily work on Land Rover vehicles, using the same interior layout for modifications. In this regard, Monty is practically no different from other projects of the company.

“Monty is a true warrior and wears his battle scars with pride,” the sale announcement notes.

The motorhome has at least three sleeping places, a kitchen and a shower. This package is impressive considering the relatively compact size of the motorhome. Monty also has a pop-up roof, a retractable side awning and a door to enter the living space from the side.

You can ride with five people (three in the front and two more in the second row), and the dining table seats four comfortably. Interior space is compact, as you’d expect from a Land Rover Defender conversion, but it’s also very functional.

The kitchen is equipped with a 2 burner gas hob, small fridge freezer, hot water sink and plenty of storage including under benches which convert into a bed at night. The shower room features a self-contained hot water shower and a full Thetford toilet.

Features also include a Propex LPG fueled water heater, a 60L steel water tank and a smaller gas tank that powers the cooker and heater, as well as a 150W solar panel on the roof.

Monty is powered by a 300TDi engine mated to an R380 5-speed gearbox. The odometer shows an impressive 344,399 km, but this is inaccurate data, since during the restoration the entire dashboard was taken from another car. The ad notes that the car traveled less than 10,000 km while serving in the Ministry of Defense.

The car is asking £34,995, or just over 4 million rubles at current exchange rates.

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