Land Rover is resurrecting the original 1970’s Range Rover


Excitement is round the corner yet again for auto -heads who hold unparalleled love for the Rovers. After successfully refurbishing the Series 1 of Land Rover last year, the marque is back with a bang. The British car manufacturer is all set to begin part two of the Reborn program, this time around with the Range Rover. This simply means few lucky chaps will now be able to lay hands on 10 restored models of the original and much sought after 1970 Range Rover series.

As part of the lucrative project, a batch of ten mean rovers will be comprehensively restored under the expert supervision of an experienced automotive team. The group of mechanics will work alongside the customer in order to find the best possible base vehicle for the restoration process. Further, buyers will also be guided on collectability, unique characteristics of their chosen vehicle, and preferable chassis numbers. Finished in Bahama Gold, each of the restored beauties will boast of a 132-horsepower, 3.5-liter V8 gas engine, a four-speed manual (!) transmission and a locking center differential.

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Each of the reborn rovers will be restored to original seventies factory specifications using classic Land Rover parts. According to Tim Hannig, Director at Land Rover Classic, the program is “a wonderful way to preserve the much sought after three-door original Range Rover from the 1970s, from period-correct color ways to interior trim and accessories.” And frankly, we couldn’t agree more! The Bahama Gold 1978 Range Rover Reborn will go on display at Salon Retromobile in Paris next week with each of the reborn models retailing at £135,000 and above.