About Us, Steve Parkers Ltd, We are Independent Land Rover Specialists, LLoyd St, Whitworth, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 8AA. We was established in 1982 in healey dell nature reserve in Rochdale. After a decade of running Land Rovers, off roading them for a hobby, Steve Parker and the late Sam Parker founded the company.
The company began by selling ex-MoD Series Land Rovers, mainly lightweights ( air portables), and then quickly moved onto engine conversions to replace the slow underpowered standard engines in the series Land Rovers. Later the company diversified into the wide range of services offered today.
In 1995 the exhaust manufacturer for the engine conversion decided to shut down so, we bought the machinery and employed some of the staff to compliment the engine conversion part of the business. Now the special exhausts are manufactured in house.
We have also Pioneered many Parts for Land Rovers to make life better for the Land Rover and its owners, eg, diff pans, swivel gaiters, oil feeders, reinforced clutch release arms for the Defender, Discovery 1 & Range Rover Classic, Ford V6 Petrol engine conversions, Peugeot Diesel conversions, 200 Tdi Discovery & 300 Tdi conversions to name but a few. Many of these parts and conversion have been sold all over the world by our large parts shop and the team of dedicated parts staff.
In 2017 Steve Parker retired and sold the business to his sister Sue who is the current MD and now runs the business along with her team in the parts & conversions department and still manufactures exhausts for the Land Rover engine conversions along with other commercial vehicles, wheel chair access vehicles, aircraft & distribution tugs, buses and coaches, tractors etc. All we need is a drawing or a sample. The Engine conversion portfolio +has been added to with an interior light kit for Series Land Rovers, Power Steering kits for Series Land Rovers and now Dirt guards for the Power Steering Kits
From our parts shop we can supply Parts from Britpart, Allmakes or Bearmach and Genuine Land Rover parts. Land Rover now has so many models of Land Rovers and Range Rovers, (7 Range Rover Models, 6 Discovery models, 2 Freelander models and many 90/110 Defender models most of these have facelifts as well) it is impossible to keep all the parts on the shelf however we usually have excellent delivery service from our wholesalers Britpart who stock millions of parts with 3 different standards of many parts. We have easy access to their stock via a portal and we can order up to 4.30pm and have delivery next morning. Genuine parts can be ordered up to 2pm for next day delivery also. Specially ordered parts are paid for at order point. Parts can be collected from our shop our dispatched via Royal Mail if up to 2Kg or with Parcelforce for items over 2Kg for an extra charge.
The History . . . Land Rover is a British four-wheel drive vehicle manufacturer launched by Rover in 1948 with the Land Rover Series. Land Rover as a brand existed from 1978 onwards.
Land Rover has a worldwide reputation for building excellent sturdy off-roaders. In 1970, the Range Rover, a combination of a luxury vehicle and a four-wheel-drive vehicle, was successfully launched. The Range Rover was designed to feel perfectly at ease on and off-road starting the trend of the modern SUV.
Land Rover followed Rover when BMW bought the group in 1994 and sold it in 2000 to Ford. In 2008, Tata bought Land Rover from Ford.