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Modern History – Freelander 2 VX56 ETY

We welcome a rather special vehicle to our fleet, one of the very earliest Freelander 2 vehicles in existence, and one of the first built, registered as VX56 ETY.

This car was originally owned by Land Rover UK, was built in July and registered on September 1st 2006, and used as a ‘press-release’ vehicle before the official launch of the Freelander 2 model in 2007.

VX56 ETY was photographed and driven by Autocar motoring magazine, pages of which are shown here.

It could possibly be the very earliest Freelander 2 in existence, with chassis number ending in 202, and is a right hand drive diesel manual HSE model.

The car had suffered from some of the common problems associated with the otherwise reliable Freelander 2 (2006-2015) model. Since buying it, we have given it a thorough inspection through our workshops. Both front and rear differentials have been replaced, along with the throttle body, and we have treated it to a full service and cambelt change.

Hopefully it will be good for another 10 years of service now, and we will put it to good use as a loan vehicle for visiting workshop clients.

Range Rover Top Tailgate Article in Land Rover Owner International

We recently invited Land Rover Owner International magazine to visit Famous Four and see how we build up our popular Range Rover Top Tailgate kits. You can find out all the details now too, as they’ve published a full how-to article in their latest edition. See our resident experts Rich S and Sander strip and reassemble a Range Rover top tailgate showing each step required with photos and detailed descriptions. More details are available in this months LRO magazine, out now.

Famous Four Range Rover Top Tailgates kits and pre-assembled tailgates with glass are available via rangerovertailgates.com and famousfour.co.uk to order online today. Famous Four are one of the UK’s leading Independent British 4×4 Specialists, supplying parts, spares and accessories for the full Land Rover and Range Rover range. We also have servicing and repair facilities for vehicles new and old, as well as carrying restorations to suit many different budgets and requirements.