2nd Series Range Rover Classic Reborn
At Retromobile in Paris this year, from February 08-12, 2017, Land Rover will debut the next in their Reborn series.
Range Rover Reborn is a new program offering prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectible vintage Range Rover, directly from Land Rover Classic in the UK. The launch of Range Rover Reborn builds on the successful introduction of Land Rover Series I Reborn last year. http://drivewithdave.com/land-rover-series-1-reborn-program/
Land Rover Classic will comprehensively restore an initial ten examples of the 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic at launch.
- 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
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 $160,000.
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.”
The Range Rover was launched in 1970, originally in two-door configuration only, up to 1981, when the first factory four-door was introduced. First generation production ended in 1996 but proved so popular that it was built for two more years and the name Classic Range Rover was introduced to distinguish this model from its more modern sibling.
Range Rover is believed to have started the SUV generation and most certainly defines the luxury 4X4 market.