We pride ourselves on the positive relationships we have with our customers, suppliers and staff. Not only are we passionate about Land rovers and classic cars, but we have often found that restoration or repair of anything damaged, neglected or forgotten can be a satisfying process (most of the time!). We love what we do, and with our perseverance for consistent product quality and customer service with an added personal touch, we hope you'll enjoy it too!
Vision and Mission
Born out of a spectacular Land Rover crash, Emberton Imperial Limited is a small business in rural Lincolnshire. We are passionate about sourcing and the remanufacture of the best quality Land Rover, classic car and vintage tractors parts. We love bringing British made parts back into the industry, supporting our local manufacturers, and working alongside UK suppliers in delivering reliable, consistent products. With over 30 years of combined knowledge, and a collection of reference vehicles, manuals, documents and books, (some of which we provide in our Free Reference Materials), we like our parts to look right, fit right and work! We are thrilled to partner with both Smiths and Lucas classic and our parts are supplied to many UK Land Rover restoration companies. Furthermore, we are Tier 1 suppliers to all the various reborn and classic manufacturer programmes in the UK.
We export daily to over 100 countries, to both private and commercial customers.
Charles' story: Occasional Land Rover Pilot...
The first connection with Land Rover was immediately post war when my Grandfather Leslie Emberton worked in the drawing office at Rover. My story however begins in the mid 1980s when my father briefly ran a Series 3 Station Wagon, and contemplated a 110, but this never came to pass. Being a family of avid railway enthusiasts, my fathers business was for a time the largest manufacturer of whitemetal railway models in the UK. After my father passed away I kept up some of the old connections and was an early eBay user in finding new homes for the remainder of his stock. This searching out of unusual models was great fun and I have continued to do so until now. As a result of a change of home circumstances I took on 'Yellow Peril', a 1982 Series 3 short wheel base Land Rover. With input from both my sons it was extensively refurbished, a process which became a family project and made number of new friends. After a number of adventures it was converted to 200TDi power after becoming somewhat famous for its impact with an unfortunate Calibra, and a subsequently brief but exciting flight all captured on a security camera. The extensive damage required another far more comprehensive rebuild and sparked a passion for the marque. This time it was on a coil sprung galvanised chassis, galvanised bulkhead and with disc brakes all round. This rebuild also involved my now late Grandfather and was the swan song of his long engineering career. Yellow Peril is particularly special to me as it represents the final two years spent with the old gentleman. I had not been very close to my Grandfather and the Land Rover became, literally, the vehicle by which we connected.
As this project concluded I made the slightly unexpected investment in a very early Series 2 Land Rover and the subsequent restoration process highlighted a difficulty in locating some very important parts, though some of these could be found in other markets, which presented an opportunity for sourcing parts.
In 2014 I left nursing and looked for an alternative career, as a full time dad I needed some flexibility and looked to the hiring out of Land Rover Dormobile campers as a business. We began to collect the old Dormobiles and tracking down the parts formed the genesis of the business.
Although the Camper hire idea never took flight (unlike yellow peril!) the business now known as Emberton Imperial has grown from one man selling select parts on eBay, to a much larger scale operation with well over 4000 product lines with more to come! Comprised of a dedicated team with over 30 years of combined knowledge Emberton Imperial has become more than I ever imagined and a big part of that is down to you, classic car enthusiasts and of course our loyal customers!