LAND ROVER TO SELL NEW CLASSIC RANGE ROVERS
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.