Range Rover Reborn to debut at Salon Rétromobile
The next entry in the series of 'Reborn' restored classic Land Rovers will make its debut at the 2017 Salon Rétromobile car exhibition.
The Range Rover Reborn programme grants prospective customers the opportunity to buy a vintage Range Rover straight from Land Rover Classic. It follows 2016's introduction of the Reborn Land Rover Series I.
Each Range Rover Reborn is fully restored in accordance with original 1970s factory specification. Official Land Rover Classic parts are used in order to ensure absolute authenticity. Prices for completed cars will start at £135,000.
The Range Rover Reborn will appear at the event in Paris alongside the European debut of the 'new original' Jaguar XKSS and the first fully restored original Jaguar E-Type fixed head coupe.
The car chosen for the debut is a 1978 three-door Range Rover in Bahama Gold. It has a 3.5-litre V8 petrol engine, producing 132bhp. The power flows through a four-speed manual gearbox with lockable central differential.
The director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, Tim Hannig, 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 originally launched in 1970, being produced in three-door configuration only until the five-door variant was introduced in 1981. It is often recognised as the first luxury SUV.
Written by Tristan Shale-Hester