Born again Rangey struts its stuff
Land Rover is getting set to take the wraps off another new-for-old banger.
A factory rebuilt 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic will make its debut at Rétromobile 2017 in Paris.
The completely re-manufactured car follows close on the heels of last year’s first model, a Series 1 Land Rover.
Range Rover Reborn is a new program offering prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectable vintage Range Rover, direct from Land Rover Classic in the UK.
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 GBP.
“Range Rover Reborn is another showcase of our dedicated in-house engineering expertise,” Tim Hannig – Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic.
“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 collectable automotive icon.
“It is a wonderful way to preserve the much sought after three-door original Range Rover from the 1970s, from period-correct colour ways 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.
It 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.
- Colour: Bahama Gold
- Engine: 3528cc V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type
- Maximum power: 98kW at 5000 rpm
- Maximum torque: 251Nm at 2500 rpm
- 4-speed manual transmission, lockable central differential