Charlotte, VT, September 06, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Very few vehicles evoke such positive feelings as the Land Rover Defender. The Defender is the original SUV, it traces its roots back to the 1940s. They’re simple, rugged and virtually indestructible, and they epitomize the spirit of adventure. Everyone seems to want a Defender, but if you live in North America, you can’t have one.
But, according to Andrew Haigney, founder of Coach House Motors based in Charlotte, Vermont, that’s about to change. “While Defenders are a common sight around the globe, whether they’re used by royalty, for running humanity missions, or for taking the kids to a soccer match, here in the USA it’s been a different story. Land Rover did bring Defenders into the USA in very limited quantities back in the mid 1990s, but decided to focus their energies in the North American market on the Defender’s upscale cousin, the Range Rover, and the Discovery.”
Haigney, a self-proclaimed motor head who spent his professional career on Wall Street, is working with his European partners and searching the globe for the best quality 25+ year-old Defenders and importing these vehicles into the USA in strict accordance with US regulations. “One of the unique things about Defenders is that the Defenders being produced today are nearly identical to those that were produced back in 1983,” said Haigney. “Our Defenders go through a thorough preservation process, bringing all the original components back to their original glory.”
And they’re “green” too. “By preserving these vehicles, they get a second lease on life. And their peppy turbo diesel motors can turn in up to 28 mpg, not bad for a 12 passenger car,” exclaimed Haigney. “In Vermont, we’re all about reduce, reuse and recycle.”
About Coach House Motors:
Coach House Motors, Ltd. (www.coachhousemotors.com) is a Vermont based corporation engaged in the business of importing vintage Land Rover Defenders into the United States.
About Andrew Haigney:
Mr. Haigney has spent his career in various high level positions in the financial services industry. In addition to founding Coach House Motors in 2012, he also runs EL CAP, Inc., an investment consulting firm, and is the Executive Director of the Association of Independent Investors Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the interests of non-professional investors.