As you may know, Jaguar Land Rover launched a huge campaign a few years back to restore and basically reproduce some of their most iconic models. For Jaguar it was the E-Type Lightweight and the XKSS, and now Land Rover is ready to present their first modern-classic in form of this 1978 two-door they call the Range Rover Reborn.
As the name suggests, the Range Rover Reborn is restored in every last detail back to the original factory setting, only everything in it is new. It is as if Land Rover has used a recovery disk to turn the clock back, basically performing a “factory reset”. And the result is pretty amazing. What they have ended up with is a magnificent looking 70s car that drives like a new car, sort of. I mean, it’s still 70s technology, but it’s brand-new 70s technology, if you know what I mean.
As for the specs, the Range Rover Reborn comes in Bahama Gold and features the period correct 3528cc V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type engine with 132bhp and 186 lb ft (251 Nm), delivered via a 4-speed manual transmission and lockable central differential. And yes, you can order one of these if you want – they are making up to 10 units in the first run – but beware the price is kind of dear at £135,000 GBP, which is more than what a 2017 Autobiography costs!
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.”