Range Rovers Owners Group

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Comment by Mathias Doutreleau on October 23, 2010 at 3:30pm
1988 Range Rover (3.5 EFI) I just bought in Dubai... the car has 6,800kms... The rims will have to go as soon as I find a set of original ones, the rest of the car is...100% original.
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Comment by Stephen Page on October 13, 2008 at 9:52am
About Atlantic British Ltd.
Atlantic British Ltd. is a pioneer in Land Rover parts supply. In 1970, Atlantic British opened for business and became North America's first mail-order resource for maintenance parts. In fact, during 1974 – 1987, when Land Rover's dealer network pulled out of the United States, Atlantic British was one of the very few sources available for Rover accessories and parts.

Many of our "charter customers" are still with us, as are many of their sons and daughters who have also been bitten by the Rover bug.

Over the years, they've taught us a lot about Land Rovers and their owners.

We know you want it fast, so we offer overnight delivery and have expanded our warehouse to fill an average of 97% of your orders from stock when you order by phone by 3pm ET or order online before 12pm ET, Monday - Friday.

We know you want choices, so we provide you with a wide array of premium Land Rover parts, accessories and performance upgrades imported from around the world; many of which are available no where else in North America.

As direct importers, we pay no licensing or import agent fees, and we are free to offer you the very best items for your Rover, be they Genuine Land Rover parts, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts or quality Aftermarket parts and performance upgrades that enhance your driving experience even more.

We know you want to order with confidence, so everything you buy from us comes with our 1-year warranty against defects and a 30-day return/60-day exchange guarantee. (excluding electrical parts and shop manuals and videos). See our Store Policies page for more details.

We know you want convenience, so we give you the option of ordering many of our routine maintenance items in our exclusive pre-packaged kits. They come complete with everything you or your mechanic need to do the job right the first time - nuts, bolts, pins, clips, seals, gaskets - everything - and only Atlantic British has it!

We know you want information, from tech tips to the latest accessories, so we give you a special Tech Tips section and the most knowledgeable Rover Customer Service Reps in the business are just a phone call away.

We know you want camaraderie, so we provide links to Land Rover Clubs across the continent where you'll find fellow Rover enthusiasts gathering for off-road adventures. (When you join a Club, look for us there. It's not unusual to find an Atlantic British staff member riding along.)

And, after all this, if there is still something you want that you're not finding at Atlantic British, all you have to do is call, write or e-mail us and we'll do our best to get it to you. Because you can't stay in business all these years without being responsive to your customers. No matter how fast we grow or how big we become, that's one thing about Atlantic British that will never change.

You have our word on that.

Happy Rovering,

D*** Taylor
Steve Springer

Partners, Atlantic British Ltd.

Atlantic British Ltd. is an independent supplier of replacement parts and accessories for Land Rover vehicles. We have no affiliation, real or implied, with Land Rover UK Ltd. or Land Rover Of North America. Any use of Range Rover, Land Rover or other logos and trademarks used on this site is intended for reference only. Parts and accessories provided by us are genuine Land Rover parts only if indicated by suffix G on the part number, the part themselves or the packaging associated therewith.
Comment by Stephen Page on October 13, 2008 at 9:48am

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Club Range of Spain

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Chicago Land Rover Club
PO Box 1624
Highland Park, IL 60035
Web Address:


Rover Owner's Association of Michigan
5260 Textile Rd
Saline, MI 48176
Contact: John S. Russell
Phone: 734-429-3485

Great Lakes Land Rover Club

Contact: Bruno Tome


Web Address:


Minnesota Land Rovers
Contact: Bret DeGayner
Phone: 952-945-0400
Web Address:


St. Louis Land Rover Society
St. Louis, MO
Contact: Kate Spurr
Web Address:


Red River Rovers
1215 46th Ave N.
Fargo, ND 58102
Contact: Greg Haugen
Phone: 701-232-1227


7422 E. 63rd Place
Tulsa, OK 74113
Contact: Mark Kiely
Phone: 918-294-3754
Web Address:


Miami Valley Land Rover Society
Dayton, OH
Web Address:

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West Connecticut Rover Club
P.O. Box 117
Avon, CT 06001
Contact: Ed Messenger
Phone: 860-651-6294

Yankee Rovers
1006 Goshen Hill Road
Lebanon, CT 06249
Phone: 203-642-6903


Baltimore Four Wheelers Inc.
Phone: 208-988-8093

R.O.V.E.R.S. Land Rover Club
(Royal Off-road Vehicle Expeditionary & Recreation Society)
PO Box 43
Avondale, PA 19311
Contact: Tom Bache
Web Address:


Bay State Rover Owners Association, Inc.
360 Woodland Street
Holliston, MA 01742
Contact: Gary Schroeder
Phone: 508-429-9667
Web Address:


Jersey Land Rover Owner's Club (J-LOC)

R.O.V.E.R.S. Land Rover Club
(Royal Off-road Vehicle Expeditionary & Recreation Society)
PO Box 43
Avondale, PA 19311
Contact: Tom Bache
Web Address:

Royal Range Rover Society
409 State Route 17 South
Paramus, NJ 07652


Finger Lakes Land Rover Club
295 Colebrook Drive
Rochester, NY 14617
Contact: Dave Johnson
Phone: 585-613-9026
Web Address:


Fort Pitt Land Rover Club
7018 Shannon Road
Verona, PA 15147
Contact: Scott Wickham, Jr
Phone: 412-793-1623

Rover Saloon Touring Club of America
Wallingford, PA
Contact: Glen Wilson

R.O.V.E.R.S. Land Rover Club
(Royal Off-road Vehicle Expeditionary & Recreation Society)
PO Box 43
Avondale, PA 19311
Contact: Tom Bache
Web Address:

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All British Car Club
860 Montclair Terrace
Orange City, FL 32763
Web Address:
Florida Land Rover Club
PO Box 828
Lutz, FL 33548
Web Address:

Land Rover Owner's Association of Central Florida
PO Box 2862
Winter Park, FL 32790
Contact: Troy Blanchard
Phone: 407-862-2859


SOLAROS (Southern Land Rover Society)
873 Peachtree Drive
Columbus, GA 31906
Contact: Ron Ward
Web Address:


Carolina Rover Owners Club
349-L Copperfield Blvd, #383
Concord, NC 28025
Web Address:

Land Rover Experience Driving School at the Biltmore Estate
1 Approach Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
Contact: Greg Nikolas
Phone: 800-624-1575
Web Address:

Old North State Land Rover Society

435 Pokeberry Lane

Pittsboro, NC 27312

Contact: Patrick Greene
Phone: 704-895-0385
Web Address:

Southern Appalachian Land Rover Club
P.O. Box 885
Mountain Home, NC 28758
Contact: Keith Miller
Phone: 828-290-3393


Tennessee Rovers
6641 Christiansted Lane
Nashville, TN 37211
Contact: Jay Hobbs
Phone: 615-837-7872
Web Address:


Highland Land Rover Club Ltd.
23135 Watauga Road
Abingdon, VA 24211
Contact: Kevin Thayer

Rover Owner's Association of Virginia
1633 Melrose Parkway
Norfolk, VA 23508
Contact: Sandy Grice
Web Address:


Blue Ridge Land Rover Club
181 Anderson Rd
Davisville, WV 26142
Contact: Bill Davidson
Phone: 304-489-7016
Web Address:

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Arizona Land Rover Owners
5210 E. Calle Barril
Tucson, AZ 85718
Contact: Rob Modica
Phone: 520-299-326
web site:


Chico Area British Car Club
PO Box 1529
Paradise, CA 95967
Phone: 530-877-3119
Web Address:

Land Rover Club of San Diego
PO Box 502816
San Diego, CA 92150-2816
Contact: Carol Samons
Phone: 858-484-4927
Web Address:

Northern California Land Rover Club
204 Quail Run Road
Aptos, CA 95003
Contact: David Bregman
Web Address:

Northern California Rover Club
3020 El Cerrito Plaza, #269
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Contact: Jeff Rogers
Web Address:

Southern California Land Rover
1630 Aviation Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Web Address:


Solihull Society
Box 480864
Denver, CO 80248-0864
Contact: Hans Schulze

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Land Rover Club of Las Vegas
3867 S. Valley View Unit 41
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Contact: Bill Goodman
Phone: 702-222-0444
Web Address:


High Desert Rovers of New Mexico
31 Lake View Drive
Sandia Park, NM 87047
Contact: Steve Grabiel
Web Address:


Houston Land Rover Club
5090 Richmond Ave, #313
Houston, TX 77056
Web Address:

Texas Rover Club
13355 Noel Road
Dallas, TX 75240
Phone: 972-446-3305
Web Address:

Texas Rover Chapter Contacts:
Dallas Fort Worth:E-mail:
San Antonio:E-mail:
Jim's Land Rover Homepage:


Cascade Rovers
3213 West Wheeler Street #110
Seattle, WA 98199
Contact: Rob / Laura
Web Address:

Pacific Coast Rover Club
10537 Interlake Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98133
Contact: Gordon Perrott/Stefani Cushing
Phone: 206-361-5766
Fax: 206-361-7042 (Attn: PCRC)
E-mail: (Attn: PCRC)
Web Address:

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Island Rovers
2685 Otter Point Rd
Sooke, BC V0S 1N0
Contact: Ron Low

Rover Car Club of British Columbia
2671 Sechelt Dr.
N. Vancouver, BC V7L 1N9 Canada

The Rover-Landers of BC
PO Box 37102
North Vancouver, BC
V7N 4M0, Canada.
Web Address:


Newfoundland Rover Register
#2 Holden St.
Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland A 3H4
Contact: Kevin Burton


Maritime Org. of Rover Enthusiasts
Kingston, Nova Scotia B0P 1R0
Contact: John Cranfield


Ottawa Valley Club
P.O. Box 36055
1318 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 4V3
Contact: Christine Rose
Web Address:

Land Rover Adventure Association of Ontario
Toronto, Canada
Contact: Chris Johnson, President

Toronto Area Rover Club
Westwinds House
68 Marsh Harbour
Aurora, Ontario L4G 5Y7
Contact: Kevin Robinson
Web Address:
Comment by Stephen Page on October 13, 2008 at 9:46am
Range Rover History
1884: Starley and Sutton start making the Rover safety cycle - the name stuck and `Rover' still means `bike' in e.g. Poland.
1947: First prototype Land Rovers built (based on the WWII Willys Overland Jeep) including the centre-steer prototype.
1948-1958: Series One (SI) Land Rover
The 80" SWB Land Rover with a 1.6L ioev engine world debut at the Amsterdam motor show 30 April 1948. It featured full-time 4WD with a front free-wheel mechanism which could be locked by a "ring-pull" control. The head-lights were mounted behind the radiator grille (which made them hard to clean). The side-lights were mounted on the fire-wall or bulkhead.
1949: 80" Station-wagon model.
1949: First Land-Rovers used on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme (SMHEA).
1949: Head-lights "through" the radiator grille.
1950: Selectable 2WD or 4WD - the free-wheel mechanism dropped.
1951: 2-litre engine. 80" station wagon discontinued.
1952: Exterior door-handles, new inverted-T radiator grill, side-lights on wings.
1953: 107" model introduced; SWB lengthened to 86".
1954: Station wagon reintroduced.
1955: 10-seater LWB station wagon introduced (the ultimate "Meccano" kit car?).
1956: Wheelbases increased by 2" (88" and 109"), except 107" SW.
1957: Optional 2-litre diesel engine. Fully-floating halfshafts on LWB.
1958-1961: Series Two (SII) Land Rover

1958: (April) S2 introduced - 2.25L petrol engine. Some early cars had the old 2-litre petrol engine fitted.
1959: 109" 10 seater station wagon introduced.
1959: November, 250,000th Land-Rover produced.
1961: 2.25L diesel introduced.

1961-1971: Series Two A (SIIA) Land Rover
2.25L petrol or 2.25L diesel engine.

1962: 12-seater LWB station wagon; This could be seen as a tax avoidance measure as 12 seats made it a bus and buses did not carry sales-tax!
1962: Forward Control Land Rover introduced.
1965: (approx') prototypes of the Military Lightweight.
1966: Optional 2.6L 6cyl petrol engine on LWB and FC. Improved FC (series 2B).
500,000th Land-Rover produced.
1967: New dashboard, single concealed wiper motor.
1968: Headlamps move to wings on export models.
1968: Military Lightweight 88" air-transportable.
1969: Stronger Salisbury rear axle on LWB models.
1970: Headlights move to wings (see 1968 above).

1970: Range Rover released (see below)

1971-1983: Series three (SIII) Land Rover

1971: (Oct) Series 3 introduced. New all synchromesh gearbox. 750,000th Land-Rover produced.
1972: Stronger Salisbury rear axle standard on LWB.
1972: SIII version of the Military Lightweight introduced.
1972: Military 101" Forward Control introduced - 3.5L V8, LT95 4-speed full-time 4WD.
1974: End of Land Rover imports into USA (RR imports started 1987).
1976 June: 1,000,000th Land-Rover produced.
1979-1985: Land Rover SI I Stage-1,
leaf-sprung LWB (109"), 3.5L V8, LT95 4-speed full-time 4WD; also an Australian version powered by the Isuzu 3.9L 4BD1 4-cyl diesel.

1981: Camel Trophy switches to Land Rover products - Range Rover in this instance.
1983: Land Rover 110, coil sprung, LWB (110")

1984: Land Rover 90, coil sprung, SWB (actually 92.9").

1988: British Aerospace take over Rover Group.

1989: Land Rover Discovery released (see below).

1989 Dec: Rover announces that the hyphen in Land-Rover was being dropped - Sandy Grice 1/'97.
1990: Camel Trophy adopts the Land Rover Discovery.

1990: Land Rover Defender 90, 110, 130, including crew cab, ... (new marketing name for 90 / 110 / 127 and gradual improvements).
1994: Rover Group sold to BMW.

1994 Sept: New Range Rover released (see below)
original Range Rover continues as the Classic

1996: UK Ministry of Defence orders 8000 Land Rover XD110 and XD90 (XD - eXtra Duty) 4WDs to be delivered 1996-2000, and 800 XD130 ambulances, ending months of speculation.

1996 Feb: Last Range Rover Classic built.
1997: Modern, small Land Rover, code name CB40, finally revealed and christened Freelander. On sale in UK late 1997. Also used in the 1998 Camel Trophy!

1999 Sept: The `Rover Group' name to disappear except for legal and accounting purposes; with all major decision making taking place at BMW, and no local Rover corporate structure, it is just another `marque' owned by BMW.

2000 March: BMW decides to sell Landrover to Ford for about US$2.7bn, and later Rover cars to a management group `Phoenix'.

2000, July 1: Ford takes control of Land Rover.

2008, March 26: Tata Motors of India agreed to buy LandRover, and Jaguar, from Ford for approximately us$2.3billion (plus a contribution to the J & LR pension fund). The deal was completed on 2 June 2008.


Range Rover
1970: Range Rover,
3.5L V8, 100" WB, 4-speed manual, full-time 4WD, locking centre diff', coil springs, self-leveling. (On very early models the centre diff was also limited-slip but this feature was dropped as unnecessary.)
1981: 4 door Range Rover introduced.
1982: 3-speed auto option (various conversions before this).
1983: 5-speed manual gearbox.
1985: fuel-injected 3.5L V8.
1986: VM 2.4L 4-cyl turbo-diesel option (unpopular in Australia).
1987: Imports into USA begin
1989: Imports into Canada begin
1989: 3.9L V8.
1990: VM 2.5L turbo-diesel.
1992: electronic air-suspension, ABS, electronic traction control, silent-chain transfer-case with viscous-coupling centre diff. (200 series Tdi replaces VM diesel option.)
1992: Vogue SE, 3.9 V8, 2540mm (100") WB, Vogue LSE, 3.9 V8, 2743mm (108") WB (4.2L V8 in UK). 2.5L Tdi becomes the diesel option. Morse chain, or silent chain, transfer case with viscous coupling instead of diff' lock. Air-suspension on top models.
1994: driver and passenger air-bags. 300 series Tdi new diesel option.

1994 Sept 29: New Range Rover released,
(code name Pegasus) on 108" WB, electronic air suspension, ABS, traction control, 5-speed manual transmission (R380) or 4-speed auto, semi-floating hubs, rear-axle located by Panhard rod and composite (fibre-glass?) radius arms (no A-frame), more rounded styling.
4.0 V8, base and SE.
2.5 TD, base and DSE, (6 Cyl BMW turbo diesel).
4.6 V8 HSE (automatic only).
See: `Rover Gets a Makeover' S.A.E. (Australia) journal p60-66 Oct/Nov 1994.
1995: The original Range Rover continued as the Classic until its end was announced in November 1995.
1996 Feb: Last Range Rover Classic (#317,615) made.

2001 late: New Range Rover III based on the BMW X5 with all independent suspension, BMW V8 petrol, diesel, and later V12(?) rumours.
2002 January: Range Rover III at Detroit Motor Show.
2002, July 17: 500,000th Range Rover built (total of all models).
2005: Range Rover Sport on sale.


Land Rover Discovery
1989: Land Rover Discovery is unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Tuesday 12 September. Coil sprung, full-time 4WD, 5-speed manual LT77 gearbox, LT230T transfer case, locking centre diff, 100" WB. Initially 3.5L V8 and 2.5 (4cyl) TDi, 2 door.
1993: 1994cc Mpi petrol 4cyl option - for pricey-petrol Europe
1994: 3.9L V8 and 2.5 (4cyl) TDi, 2 door and 4 door, 5-speed man' (R380) and 4-speed auto, driver's air-bag and optional passenger air-bag.

1998 Sept: Updated Discovery, Code-name Tempest, finally launched (5 September) - 4.0L V8 or 5-cylinder Td5 diesel, longer and wider than old car.

2004: All new Discovery 3 with all independent suspension.


1997: CB40 is revealed and named as Freelander - the new small Land Rover with monocoque construction, transversely mounted engine and no low-ratio or "proper" transfer-case. Nevertheless it takes on the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V head-on.
2000 August: 2.5 litre V6 Freelander, and 2-litre Td4 diesel, released in UK and USA.
2006: All new Freelander-2 on sale, 3.2-litre I6 or 2.2-litre turbo-diesel 4-cyl..


Thanks to: Michael Bishop, Mike Ford, British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (Gaydon), Rod Genn, Tony Hutchinson Land Rover The Early Years (1982), Dixon Kenner, Land Rover Owners Club (LROC), Land Rover Register, Tony Luckwill, Anthony Maeder, Todd Mills, Range Rover Register, Graham Robson The Range Rover / Land Rover (1979), Rover Australia, S.A.E. Journal, Phillip Simpson, K.&J.Slavin & G.Mackie Land Rover (1981), Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Authority (SMHEA).

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