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Covers come off ‘Reborn’ Range Rover

Published 02 February 2017

The first Range Rover to be restored under Land Rover's new ‘Reborn’ programme will make its debut at Retromobile in Paris this week. The new scheme gives enthusiasts the chance to purchase a vehicle that’s been fully restored at the iconic Solihull factory by Land Rover Classic.

The car, a 1978 Classic Range Rover, is finished in Bahama Gold and fitted with a 3528cc V8 mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. It will be showcased at France’s biggest classic car show from 8-12 February.

Each Range Rover that goes through the Reborn programme will be restored according to the company’s original 1970s factory specification. Land Rover Classic Parts will be used for authenticity and the restoration team is made up of workers previously employed at the Solihul factory to build the cars.

Customers can spec the vehicle and add options like air-conditioning, but the vehicles will be kept original enough to retain their existing historic numberplates. If you want one, you’ll have to be prepared to pay for it as prices start from £135,000.

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Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic director, 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.’

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