The History So Far...
It all started in 1968 when John Craddock purchased a 1948 Series One Land Rover for £50.00 and like so many enthusiasts he was smitten by the charisma of the vehicle: its simplicity, reliability and ability to cover any terrain in four wheel drive. In the late 60’s and 70’s Land Rover rallying became a popular pastime for John, who spent many weekends away with the Land Rover clubs.
Like many successful businessmen he happened by chance on a niche market though his hobby and passion. Parts for the older Land Rovers were becoming scarce and the only way to get hold of them, dare we say it, was to dismantle the older ones for spares. Fellow enthusiasts were soon purchasing parts and spares from John, until it became impossible for him to continue supplying Land Rover parts in his spare time.
Proud to be the World's leading Supplier of Land Rover Parts, Spares and Accessories
John Craddock Ltd became an entity in 1970. When your passion becomes your business you invariably make a resounding success of it and this was true for John Craddock Ltd who now supply Land Rover parts to virtually every country in the world. With over 100,000 items now available, John Craddock Ltd is now renowned for being the world’s leading supplier of parts, spares and accessories for the Defender, Freelander, Range Rover, Discovery and Series vehicles.
Being owners and enthusiasts ourselves, we take pride in offering a first class service and our ability to share our expert knowledge with fellow Land Rover owners. Whether you’re restoring a classic model or you’re enhancing a newer model in preparation for some gritty off-road action, we would love to hear from you!
At our premises in Cannock we have an extensively stocked shop where many of our parts, wheels and tyres are on show. Behind the shop is a dedicated tyre bay, where we can also supply and fit our vast selection of wheels and tyres for a wide range of off road vehicles. All second hand vehicles and parts are sold through the workshop and vehicle sales section which surround the main building.
Our Service Centre can also service and fit accessories for any marque of Land Rover. To aid diagnosis and provide power upgrades we use “Autologic for Land Rover” which enables us to give a comprehensive and efficient service all at reasonable rates.