Range Rover: the ‘Reborn’ series
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Land Rover announce the ‘Reborn’ series
Range Rover Reborn is a new programme offering customers the opportunity to purchase an original vintage Range Rover, expertly sourced and comprehensively restored direct from Land Rover.
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 Classic Range Rover.
Every Range Rover Reborn will undergo a complete restoration according to the company’s original 1970s factory specification, using Land Rover Classic Parts to preserve and protect the vehicle’s authenticity.
“Range Rover Reborn is another showcase of our dedicated in-house engineering expertise," said Tim Hanning, Director of 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 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.”
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 (approximately $230,000 NZD).
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 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.
Believed by many to have launched the SUV sector, the Range Rover defined the genre of the luxury 4x4 vehicle, and has been the vehicle of choice for members of the Royal household, politicians and superstars across the world.
It has maintained its most credible position as the ‘ultimate SUV’ to this day, with a number of world firsts and records in its long and distinguished heritage.
During the 1970s, the Range Rover also became the first vehicle to be exhibited at the Louvre in Paris as an ‘exemplary work of industrial design’.
Colour: Bahama Gold
Engine: 3528cc V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type
max. power 132bhp at 5000rpm
max torque: 186 lb ft (251 Nm) at 2500 rpm
4-speed manual transmission, lockable central differential