1995 Classic Range Rover
1992 Model Year Statistics
Chassis & Suspension Changes
Photo: David Barbour's 1995 short wheelbase County Classic. Note protruding rubber frame extensions on front bumper attached to crush cans for airbag system.
1995 was a transitional year for the Range Rover. Land Rover of North America started selling Classic LWBs as 1995 models in March 1994! Meanwhile the new model (see separate pages) was gearing up for production, and when the calendar year 1995 actually arrived the short wheelbase version of the Classic remained on sale beside it (although relatively few were actually sold compared with the new one, and Classic production ceased altogether at the beginning of 1996). Another notable aspect of this model year was the adoption of more mechanical and body parts from the Discovery. Even the dash layout was changed to resemble the Discovery, somewhat reducing the Range Rover's distinctiveness even though many feel the revised design was superior!
Photo at right: Noah Kivett's 1995 LWB showing the new dash layout reminiscent of the Discovery. (Note -- stereo is an aftermarket one Noah added).
1995 Classic Model Year Statistics
(See other FAQ for Range Rover P38 information)
Number built 2,494 U.S. (6,746 Worldwide)
First 1995 County LWB built in Oct. 1993, first sold March 1994
First 1995 County Classic SWB built Oct. 17, 1994, first sold January 1995
Last 8 digits of first 1995 U.S. Spec. Range Rover VIN SA657356 (this is according to Land Rover, but the NAS parts manual lists SA647645 as the first 1995, and a friend has a 1995 June 1994 build County LWB with VIN SA653638)
Base Price $52,500 LWB and $45,625 SWB the only options were:
Beluga Black Paint (416) $300 and Light Stone (LJ) Interior Trim $750
Other costs were Inland Transportation $625 and the California Emissions charge introduced in 1993 for $100
The 1995 County LWB was introduced in March of 1994 (at the same time as the 1995 Discovery) and dealers received new ones until December 1994. The 1995 County SWB was introduced in January of 1995 and new ones were sent to the dealers until late 1995. As late as May 1996 there were still a few unsold brand new County Classics on dealer lots in the U.S.
Curb Weight 4,628 lbs. SWB 4,807 lbs. LWB
Gross Vehicle Weight 6019 lbs. (SWB and LWB)
Charles Oransky's 1995 Range
Rover County LWB
Both the 4.2L and the 3.9L got one serpentine belt replacing the separate drive belts on the alternator, PS pump and Air conditioner compressor. The air filter was changed and a new square plastic air filter enclosure replaced the round metal one to reduce intake noise on both engines. Cylinder head and valley cover gaskets were improved. A new two piece drive shaft was added.
All air conditioning systems now CFC free.
Chassis and Suspension Changes:
Frame was modified and energy-absorbing front extensions
were added to the front of the chassis rails. Side impact beams
were added to the front doors (and rear doors on the LWB).
Improved body and chassis isolation
Air suspension was modified for durability/serviceability
County Classic SWB got the same air pump motor as the all-new Range Rover P38
Photo at right: Mike Connelly's 95 Classic showing the special classic badge on the left of the tailgate (enlarged in picture below).
Available County LWB Paint Colors: Ardennes Green (413), Avalon Blue (575), Alpine White (456), Beluga Black Clear Coat (416), Biarritz Blue, British Racing Green (617), Cornish Cream (374), Plymouth Blue (434) (Plymouth Blue, color code 434 was in the sales brochures, but may not have been available on the Range Rover, it was a popular Discovery color), Roman Bronze (479), and Aspen Silver (only on the 25th Anniversary Model.
Available County SWB Paint Colors: Beluga Black Clear Coat (416), Alpine White (456), and Epsom Green
Rubber bumpers added to cover the front extensions ("crush cans") at the front of the chassis rails on the now SRS compatible chrome front bumper
Land Rover Classic tag on tailgate of SWB models (see photo at right)
Accessories offered by the dealers included: A new dual airbag (SRS) compatible wrap around brush bar and heavy duty roof rack.
Front windshield was different, due to the new dash
Interior Colors: Tan Sorrell (BJ) Connolly Leather or Beige Lightstone
(LJ) Connolly Leather (Lightstone leather was extra cost on County SWB)
Some of the seats had piping in contrasting colors.
Harmon Kardon 160 watt stereo 6 with disk CD changer (CD changer optional on County SWB), eight speakers and a subwoofer with separate dash mounted subwoofer control.
Revised door panels to accommodate the new Harmon Kardon speakers
High range speakers moved from the doors to the windshield pillars like on the Discovery
Photos: Dick DeLange's 1995 LWB interior showing green piping on tan leather seat upholstery and new 1995 dash layout
New tilt steering wheel with drivers side airbag and centrally-located horn, passenger side air bag in dash
Totally redesigned dash similar to the one on the Discovery, with lighted ignition switch, passenger side glove box and built in cup holders.
The Range Rover dash was different from the Discovery in that it had an analog clock and wood trim
Transfer case shift knob and boot now black .
Automatic climate control with separate rotary temp controls for driver and passenger.
New heater box
New multi function steering column stalks similar to those on the Rover 800 sedan
Center console shift lever and cubby box were redesigned
Center console controls now back lit
Like 1993 and 1994 this was the base model in 1995.
Priced at $7,500 above base model
25th Anniversary Model:
A limited edition of 250 (Original LRNA brochures stated 200, but LRNA later reported selling 250) based on the County LWB. It was introduced in June of 1994 and cost $1,000 more than a standard LWB. They all had Aspen Silver Metallic paint and Ash Gray Connolly leather with Dark Granite piping, TWR five spoke wheels with sparkle silver finish, embossed 25th Anniversary logo on the front head rests and a 25th Anniversary Edition badge on the tailgate. Some of the 250 25th Anniversary models were sold in Canada.
Photo at Right: Jon Stremmel's 1995 25th Anniversary Model County LWB.
Aspen Silver Model:
The very limited edition Aspen Silver Model based on the County LWB and cost $750 extra. They all had Aspen Silver Metallic Paint, Ash Grey Connolly Leather Interior (but without the Dark Granite piping and 25th Aniv. logo headrests) they also had the same Sparkle Silver Cyclone Alloy Wheel as other LWBs and not the TWR wheels from the 25th Aniv. Model.
A small number of U.S. Range Rovers (only SWB model) were sold with a body-styling kit designed by Tom Walkenshaw Racing (TWR) for $1,995 more than the standard County Classic. The TWR body kit was first introduced back in 1991 on the European Brooklands model that was never sold in North America. In February 1995 LRNA issued a press release that said: "The TWR kit adds a unique and attractive appearance to the classic Range Rover. The kit is specially fitted at the Factory and is available on a limited number of Epsom Green and Beluga Black County Classics. A dealer installed accessory version of this kit will become available during the second quarter of 1995."
Martin Tuip's 1995 Brooklands/TWR Model. Note special spoiler design which was part of the trim kit. Martin was told by the dealer that the added body kit cost $5,000 when new. As of 2005, there are thought to be only 7 of these models in the US.
Paul Smail's 1995 TWR Range Rover. Paul's TWR is stock aside from the minor lighting changes he has made at the front end. It's hard to tell from this photo, but it also has the Lightstone Beige interior.
A total of 317,615 Range Rover Classics were built between 1969 and 1996
The Range Rover Classic was built through 1995
with a small
number actually built in Feb. 1996 (none of the Range Rover Classics
1996 came to the
The new Range Rover P38 was sold side by side with the 25 year old SWB Range Rover Classic from January 1995 (most of the 1995 Range Rover LWBs were sold in 1994 and very few were left when the new Range Rover was introduced), but despite the almost $10,000 extra cost the new Range Rover dramatically outsold the “Classic” and Land Rover decided to retire the Classic on its 25th birthday.
LRNA opened (or converted existing dealers) to the
“Land Rover Centres” in the
Land Rover had a record year in 1995 and sold over 100,000 vehicles worldwide for the first time in a single year.
Land Rover North America (LRNA) also had a record
selling 21,631 vehicles, a 64% increase over 1994 the previous all time
Photo: Russell Gibbons'
1995 LWB front interior