Range Rover Classics for Sale
Range Rover Classics (RRC) are wonderful, practical vehicles which are generally very reliable if regularly serviced and cared for.
Unfortunatly due to their method of construction of alloy panels fitted over a steel shell they do have a weakness that is not immediatly obvious to the eye - corrosion of the internal structual body shell which can be terminal, even on a car whose external painted panels look good.
It is almost impossible to understand the full depth of corrosion without removing the front wings, the rear wings, the sill covers and the decker panel (which needs the bonnet removing to access).
Kingsley Turn Key Restored Cars or Reborn Cars
We offer two very different types of restoration, the first is a 'RestoMod' which is an modernised restoration where a car is stripped to the bodyshell which is then separated from the chassis. Every single individual component is removed, cleaned, refurbished or upgraded, the bodyshell is completly refurbished, wheel arches and the underbody are protected with the latest anti-corrosion treatments and then painted. Chassis is fully refurbished, cavity waxed and anti corrosion protected before a new engine, rebuilt gearbox and all of the running gear fitted before the restored body together with the new interior are fitted. The process takes around 1100 hours and the result is essentially a reborn, uprated Range Rover Classic.
The second type of restoration a lighter refurbishment where the car remains standard, we check and service the car mechanically, refurbishing or replacing all faulty items. The alloy body panels are removed and all corroded areas like the inner wings, sills, body mounts, rear crossmember etc are either repaired or replaced. We then either repair or replace the body elements inc the doors, wings, bonnet and tailgates and then paint all of the panels off the car (as it was originally painted in the factory) in the original body colour. The process takes between 450 and 650 hours - the result is a Range Rover which has no corrosion and externally looks like new and which all items operate without fault.
All of our restored cars are low mileage, fully service/MOT historied and were purchased because of the minimal corrosion they had, their rarity or the vehicles historical significance.
Generally the bodyshells are not covered in Dinitrol (we never use waxoyl as it dries out) until they have been sold so that the rust free condition can be validated after which they can be fully corrosion protected for the new custodian.