Salon Retromobile 2017 in Paris sees the world debut presentation of the next vehicle in the “Reborn” series of expertly sourced and comprehensively restored Classic Land Rovers.
Range Rover Reborn is a new programme offering prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectible vintage Range Rover, direct from Land Rover Classic in the UK. The launch of Range Rover Reborn builds on the successful introduction of Land Rover Series I Reborn last year.
Land Rover Classic’s expert team has drawn on decades of engineering and design expertise to complete the first Range Rover Reborn – a carefully selected 1978 Classic Range Rover.
Every Range Rover Reborn will undergo a complete restoration according to the company’s original 1970s factory specification and using Land Rover Classic Parts to preserve and protect the vehicle’s authenticity. Land Rover’s experienced restoration team will advise customers of the best options for base vehicles – in terms of collectability, preferred chassis numbers and unique characteristics.
Prices for completed Range Rover Reborn restorations from Land Rover Classic will start from £135,000. Land Rover Classic will comprehensively restore an initial 10 examples of the original luxury SUV.
The period-correct colour of the first example is Bahama Gold. Its engine is a 3528cc V8 with 132bhp at 5000rpm, 251Nm at 2500rpm, 4-speed manual transmission and a lockable central differential.
The Range Rover was launched in 1970, originally in two-door configuration only up to 1981, when the first factory four-door was introduced. The vehicle remained popular right up to the end of the first generation’s production in 1996. So popular, in fact, that production of the first generation continued alongside the second generation for almost two years, and the name Classic Range Rover was introduced to distinguish this model from its more modern sibling.
Believed by many to have launched the SUV sector, the Range Rover certainly defined the genre of the luxury 4×4 vehicle, and has been the vehicle of choice for members of the Royal household, politicians and superstars across the world. It has maintained its most credible position as the “ultimate SUV” to this day, with a number of world firsts and records in its long and distinguished heritage. During the 1970s, Land Rover’s Range Rover also became the first vehicle to be exhibited at the Louvre in Paris as an “exemplary work of industrial design”.
Check out the 1957 Jaguar XKSS reborn in 2017.