After producing a series of fully restored classic Land Rover Series I models, Land Rover Classic (Jaguar Land Rover’s in-house heritage and classic division), recently launched the next phase of the ‘Reborn’ programme in the form of a 1978 Range Rover. Fully restored by Land Rover Classic, the 3-door, Bahama Gold ’78 model is the first in a series of ten such Range Rovers to be given the Reborn treatment.
All ten will be produced and restored to customer order by Land Rover Classic, priced from £135,000 (almost AU$200,000), but pricing will vary, depending on the amount of work required and customer requests with each vehicle. Debuting in Paris, at the annual Retromobile show, the first unit featured a correct carb-fed 3.5-litre V8 engine, 4-speed manual transmission and locking centre diff, as well as a comprehensive interior restoration.
Land Rover Classic say that 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 ensure 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 any other unique characteristics.
Tim Hannig - Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “Range Rover Reborn is another showcase of our dedicated in-house 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 period-correct colour ways to interior trim and accessories.”