Back in 2015 Land Rover announced their “Reborn” program for classic, factory-restored Land Rovers. The vehicles were offered for sale and backed with a factory warranty. It’s the closest you get to buying a new 60 year old Land Rover Series 1, at price that’s probably more than a perfectly preserved example. Now the company is following up with the same treatment for the original Range Rovers.
As with the Series 1 project, the latest restoration scheme is a limited run. The automaker will only refurbish 10 examples of the original Range Rover.
The first in this line is a three door 1978 model of the luxury SUV, it will be show in public at the Rétromobile classic car show. The Bahama Gold paint color especially suits the Charles King design, but it is likely other period correct colours will be made available. The proto-SUV is powered by the Buick-derived 3.5 liter V8 producing 132 horsepower with its Zenith Stromberg carburetors.
As with the earlier 25 reborn Series 1 units, the Reborn Range Rovers will also be carefully selected from restorable candidates and made to correctly correspond to their original factory specifications, down to the unique characteristics the vehicles were originally ordered with.
The pricing is as steep as the inclines the Range Rovers are able to climb …
The restored vehicles will start at a wopping £135,000 !!