Salon Rétromobile 2017 will see the world debut presentation of the next 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 Range Rover Classic finished in Bahama Gold and powered by a 3528cc V8 engine coupled to a four-speed manual transmission with lockable central differential.
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.
Tim Hannig — director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic — said: “Range Rover Reborn is another showcase of our dedicated inhouse engineering expertise. It underscores our commitment to nurturing the rich heritage of Land Rover and is a rare opportunity for customers to own a valuable and genuinely collectible automotive icon. It is a wonderful way to preserve the much sought-after three-door original Range Rover from the 1970s, from periodcorrect colourways to interior trim and accessories.”
The Range Rover was launched in 1970, originally in two-door configuration only up to 1981, when the first factory four-door was introduced, and it remained popular right up to the end of the first generation’s production in 1996. It was so popular, in fact, that production of the first generation continued alongside the second generation for almost two years, and the name ‘Range Rover Classic’ was introduced to distinguish this model from its more modern sibling.