LAND ROVER TO SELL NEW CLAS­SIC RANGE ROVERS

4WDrive - - Garage Gear -

Land Rover are at it again, and de­spite our dis­ap­point­ment in the com­pany re­selling old ve­hi­cles at as­tro­nom­i­cal prices, only to peo­ple with enough dough to af­ford them, restor­ing and keep­ing clas­sic old 4WDs is a noble act. The “Re­born” project at first took old Se­ries I’s, gave them the full do-over with “fac­tory” Land Rover parts, and then flogged them on stuffy aris­to­crats look­ing to gain some con­nois­seur cred. Now, they are adding the Range Rover Clas­sic to the mix.

As with the Se­ries 1 ef­fort, the lat­est restora­tion project is a lim­ited run. Land Rover will only re­fur­bish 10 ex­am­ples of the orig­i­nal Range Rover. The first in this line is a three-door 1978 model of the orig­i­nal lux­ury SUV; it will be shown in pub­lic at the Rétro­mo­bile clas­sic car show. The proto-SUV is pow­ered by the Buick-derived 3.5L V-8 pro­duc­ing 132 hp with its Zenith-Stromberg car­bu­re­tors. If you’re in­ter­ested, and Land Rover hasn't al­ready sold out, jump on the phone soon to Soli­hull and be pre­pared to part with £135,000 GBP or 220,000 CAD.

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