As the latest unveiling in a long line of stunning releases, the Range Rover Classic from Land Rover, which follows the incredibly successful Series I restoration program, will take the iconic three-door SUV and return it to its 1970s restoration and glory. The first of 10 initial examples was restored with a Bahama Gold 1978 model, a 3528cc, 132 bhp V8 engine, four-speed transmission, and locking diff.
First launched in 1970, the Range Rover was initially designed as a two-door configuration until 1981, when the debut four-door was introduced and soared in popularity. As part of the ’70s restoration project, each and every Range Rover Reborn will undergo a complete restoration in tune with the company’s 1970 restoration guide, using Land Rover Classic Parts to preserve, protect, and ensure the automobile’s authenticity. Mechanics involved in the 10-car restorations will work alongside customers in order to deduce the best possible base vehicle for the restoration, and will also help interested buyers understand the collectability, preferable chassis numbers, and unique characters of their chosen models to ensure the cars are reconstructed to the buyers’ liking.
In a statement delivered to the media courtesy of Tim Hannig, the director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, the “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 op-portunity 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.”
Pricing for the Range Rover Reborns will start at $169,500.