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The Congleton crew is your best option.

Taylor clearly understood the bond between an owner and his LR and told me that he would perform a complete assessment and give me an honest accounting of what it would to bring her back to life and back home to NY.

W.C.
Bronxville NY

5.0
2017-02-14T01:42:52+00:00

W.C.
Bronxville NY

Taylor clearly understood the bond between an owner and his LR and told me that he would perform a complete assessment and give me an honest accounting of what it would to bring her back to life and back home to NY.

Timely and Reliable

Timely and reliable- treats my Rover like it’s his own. Taylor is definitely a professional!

M.C.

Vermont

5.0
2017-11-01T15:50:45+00:00

M.C.

Vermont

Timely and reliable- treats my Rover like it’s his own. Taylor is definitely a professional!

We’ll certainly be working with Congleton for all our Land Rover needs.

My husband and I recently purchased a 1995 Classic LWB ("Big Blue") from Congleton and we only have good things to say about the team there. We contacted them about viewing the Rover and they kindly coordinated to be available after regular business hours to accommodate our schedule that week. Taylor walked us through the entire vehicle, answering all of our questions (no matter how small). He also walked us through what maintenance would look...

C.M.

Burlington, VT

5.0
2017-02-28T00:37:01+00:00

C.M.

Burlington, VT

My husband and I recently purchased a 1995 Classic LWB ("Big Blue") from Congleton and we only have good things to say about the team there. We contacted them about viewing the Rover and they kindly coordinated to be available after regular business hours to accommodate our schedule that week. Taylor walked us through the entire vehicle, answering all of our questions (no matter how small). He also walked us through what maintenance would look like over the years of ownership; highlighting the attention to detail he would give the vehicle when it came to him for service. Both Parker and Taylor have been amazing throughout the process, readily available by phone or email. We never felt pressure from them or sensed that they were getting impatient with our many questions. What really struck a cord with us was how much they care for the vehicles they service and sell. It's clear that nothing leaves their lot that they aren't 100% about and customer satisfaction is their first priority. That really gives you peace of mind when you take your Rover on the road, knowing that an expert (which Taylor clearly is) has worked on it and that he and Parker are only a call away if you need anything. The purchasing process was a breeze and Parker even delivered the vehicle to us! Needless to say, we're thrilled with Big Blue and look forward to years of Rover ownership. We'll certainly be working with Congleton for all our Land Rover needs.

These Guys Know Their Stuff!

True experts - these guys not only know their stuff, but are responsive, reasonable and accommodating. Highly recommend reaching out to Taylor / Parker for any Land Rover needs!

M.M.

Manhattan, NYC

5.0
2017-02-28T00:35:42+00:00

M.M.

Manhattan, NYC

True experts - these guys not only know their stuff, but are responsive, reasonable and accommodating. Highly recommend reaching out to Taylor / Parker for any Land Rover needs!

Not many technicians would have made that follow up contact… Thanks again Taylor!

"My 95 Defender's ECU went very bad.. A couple of phone calls & emails with Taylor, received refurbished ECU, problem fixed.. Congleton Service will remain on my go to list when I have any problems in the future.." Thanks Taylor

L.W.

Oaktown, VA

5.0
2017-02-14T02:53:47+00:00

L.W.

Oaktown, VA

"My 95 Defender's ECU went very bad.. A couple of phone calls & emails with Taylor, received refurbished ECU, problem fixed.. Congleton Service will remain on my go to list when I have any problems in the future.." Thanks Taylor

If you own a Land Rover, you need to know this guy!

"Taylor found my vacuum leak within five minutes as well as correctly diagnosing a fuel trim issue within the next five minutes. I'm ordering the parts now. If you own a Land Rover, you need to know this guy... thanks Taylor - Sara and I enjoyed meeting you at Muddy Chef..."

R.F.

Deep River, CT

5.0
2017-02-14T02:51:30+00:00

R.F.

Deep River, CT

"Taylor found my vacuum leak within five minutes as well as correctly diagnosing a fuel trim issue within the next five minutes. I'm ordering the parts now. If you own a Land Rover, you need to know this guy... thanks Taylor - Sara and I enjoyed meeting you at Muddy Chef..."

Congleton Service has always been great

With there support I've always been able to get home.

C.G.

Nantucket, MA

5.0
2017-02-14T02:50:11+00:00

C.G.

Nantucket, MA

With there support I've always been able to get home.

Customer service second to none.

"I am not a car-person, but I love my 2005 LR3 and only other Rover lovers can understand that. The guys at Congleton get it and have done an outstanding job for me. Customer service second to none. Thanks guys!"

R.S.

Cochester, VT

5.0
2017-02-14T02:48:01+00:00

R.S.

Cochester, VT

"I am not a car-person, but I love my 2005 LR3 and only other Rover lovers can understand that. The guys at Congleton get it and have done an outstanding job for me. Customer service second to none. Thanks guys!"

He has completely transformed the feel of my Rover!

I sent my 1995 Range Rover Classic across the country from California to Taylor, based purely on a few conversations we had and what I had seen of his work.

N.T.

San Fransisco, CA

5.0
2017-02-14T02:42:41+00:00

N.T.

San Fransisco, CA

I sent my 1995 Range Rover Classic across the country from California to Taylor, based purely on a few conversations we had and what I had seen of his work.

Just Restore The Beast!

I felt comfortable, every step of the way, even worked 3 deep over the weekend to get it back fast.

R.H.

Boston, MA

5.0
2017-02-14T02:16:28+00:00

R.H.

Boston, MA

I felt comfortable, every step of the way, even worked 3 deep over the weekend to get it back fast.
5.0
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1995 Black Range Rover Classic SWB

$38,500.00

The Duke

A stunning example of the iconic 1995 Range Rover Classic Soft Dash SWB in Beluga Black. This vehicle has been thoroughly refurbished and is ready for its new owner. Contact us today!

 

SKU: CS-RR-20175 Categories: , Brand: .

Year: 1995

Make: Range Rover

Model: Classic Soft Dash SWB

Trim: 4-Door 4WD

Mileage: 124,500

Trans: Auto

Vin: SALHV1248SA660576

Stock #: CS-RR-20175

Engine: 4.2L V8 Upgraded & Rebuilt

Interior: Original Connolly Leather  

Color: Black

Drive Train: 4WD (New)

Type: SUV

State of Origin: New York

Notable Upgrades To This Vehicle:

  • Undercarriage Cleaned, Epoxied and Applied Waxoyl For Corrosion Protection
  • 4.2 L V8 Upbuilt Engine w/ Custom Camshafts
  • Rebuilt Borg Warner Transfer Box
  • Resealed Manifolds & NRP Exhaust System
  • Terrafirma 2” Lift Kit
  • BF Goodrich 245/75/16 TA KO
  • ARB Bumper
  • New ZF 4 Speed Transmission – Sealed w/ New Internals

New Components, Parts & Structure:

  • Rebuilt Drivetrain
  • Rebuilt Axles & Suspension
  • New Axle Bushings
  • New Front Struts & Rear Shocks
  • New Performance Radiator w/ Hoses & Clamps
  • Valve Covers
  • Spark Plug Wire, Plugs, Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • New Filters Throughout
  • Rebuilt Magnetti Marelli Alternator
  • New Starter
  • New Rear Fuel Pump
  • New Rear Brake Systems
  • Electronic All Wheel Alignment
  • New Rear Gate
  • New L322 Decals
  • Fresh Beluga Black Paint

The Duke

1995 Range Rover Black Classic Soft Dash SWB

SALHC1349SA654516

124,500 Miles on Chassis

$38,500 USD

This black short wheelbase model was already outfitted a bit to become an off-road vehicle, and we decided to stick with the aesthetic, with a few modern upgrades. Upon receiving the vehicle at our facility in Vermont we began the inspection. We discovered that the original 3.9L V8 was no good, and had been driven on blown head gaskets for too long. In our inventory of classics we had a 1995 LWB that was rotten on the exterior, but only had 89k miles on the strong 4.2L V8 engine. We elected to remove the 4.2L from the LWB and prepare it for this build, as an upgrade from the stock 3.9L of the SWB. We tore it down and soda blasted all engine components, then resealed and built the engine with a custom camshaft. The heads received a three-angle valve job, new valve seals, premium Elring head gaskets, and a new genuine timing chain and gears. We coupled this with a ZF4 HP Transmission rebuilt with new internals, with the torque convertor cut, rebuilt, and resealed as well. Behind that we finished with a rebuilt Borg Warner transfer box. A full drivetrain swap, fresh paint, and a million new parts have given this Classic a totally new lease on life. With its large, up-built engine, this classic has a lot more power than the enthusiast will be used to, yet well mannered while on the road.

Pull the bonnet release, recently reset to factory spec, and under bonnet you will also find a rebuilt Magnetti Marelli alternator, new starter, new fuel pump in the rear, refinished pulleys, new serpentine tensioner, all new genuine cooling hoses, new oil pump, replaced A/C condenser, a new Interstate MT-34 Battery and Full NRP Performance Catalyst installed by our expert techs. There are also new genuine plugs and wires, filters and a performance ECU. We went ahead and added new calipers, discs, and pads on the rear axle to bring the rear axle up to spec.
When we painted the truck we rebuilt the door interiors with some new window lifts and adjusted the pop tension on the door pulls back to factory spec. It should be known that to paint a classic properly all the doors and exterior panels need to be removed. This is labor intensive but important and allows the rebuilder to address any and all outstanding issues on the body during reconstruction. During this process we also installed new outer door seals. This allows the vehicle to effectively seal out noise and water. We added clear 120-4 Waxoyl to the door interiors to prevent corrosion, and the entire underside of the vehicle has been coated in black hardwax. After paint we applied Waxoyl to the underside of the cowling and various parts of the engine bay that are prone to corrosion, and since all body panels came off for paint, we were able to address everything.

The Duke received refinished rear louvers and rear carpet section, and some interior and exterior trim replaced and also a new refinished headliner. This truck has a Beluga Black ARB bumper with a freshly lubed Warn winch and an aluminum skid plate on the front, as well as a custom bumper on the rear. With new powder-coated rock sliders and painted black wheels, body color bumper and on or off-road abilities, there’s a reason they call it “The Best 4x4xFar”. The Duke had its freshly painted rims wrapped in new BF Goodrich 245/75/16 TA KO tires. With a 2” body lift, and ARB bumper this truck has an impressionable stance on the curb, the trail or the beach. This vehicle is ideal for inroad use, with its command seating and a strong presence. New L322 RANGE ROVER badges give this Classic a sharp modern look while maintaining the iconic lines of the classic Range Rover models.

We rehung the tailgate, installing new Congleton Service lift-gate tabs along the way. Our techs installed a new lift-gate assembly, with new struts and handle with locking mechanism. We replaced the outer lenses on the vehicle, and all new stainless hardware was installed throughout the exterior of the vehicle. Our techs welded two spots on the floor, the typical spots where the factory steel was of low quality in all models, sealed the weld with seam sealer, and painted both sides, the underside being treated with Waxoyl to prevent further corrosion. Our techs painted the entire interior floor of the vehicle as a precaution, allowing the paint to cure for three days before replacing the interior. The rest of the vehicles underbody is pretty clean, with a few spots seeing some mild surface corrosion, as is expected with this vintage of Rover.

This Congleton Service 1995 Range Rover Classic has had extensive work done, but was not completely disassembled like our Congleton Certified Restorations. We believe it will make a great Rover for someone who has always wanted a nice classic. With only 124k miles and a new drivetrain we are confident the vehicle is ready to be enjoyed.

We encourage all buyers to come see the vehicle in person prior to purchase, as its important to understand that at the end of the day, you’re still considering purchasing a 22-23 year old Land Rover, and it does have its flaws and is being sold as-is without a warranty. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the vehicle, and serious inquires are encouraged to email or call. We offer our vehicles on a first come, first sell basis. Non-refundable deposits are required prior to bill of sale, with full payment due in 48 hours after the completed bill of sale. Cash, Certified Check or Wire Transfers only. Will not sell vehicle to anyone financing purchase through a loan.

Contact Taylor at 802-879-0200, or email Parker at parker@congletonservice.com

 

Description

Here at Congleton Service we like to name our builds after rescued dogs that we are able to help. This build reminded us of our most recent rescue, The Duke, a Redbone Coon Hound from Colchester, Vermont. Just like Duke, we found this Range Rover in a barn, and like The Duke, it was in kind of rough shape, but nothing that some love and attention couldn’t solve. We purchased this vehicle along with its “sister” another 1995 Range Rover Classic SWB in Alpine White from a Land Rover Collector in New York State. Although the vehicles weren’t in pristine condition, we knew they were solid candidates to get the treatment and become a Congleton Classic.