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Land Rover Classic Adds First-Gen Range Rover to “Reborn” Series

Next week in Paris at Salon Retromobile, one of Europe’s largest classic car trade shows, Land Rover Classic will unveil the next model in its “Reborn” series of factory-reconstructed vintage models, a 1978 Range Rover.

The three-door Range Rover has been carefully restored by Land Rover Classic, the company’s own restoration parts and service division, to its original specification. The color is ’70s-spectacular Bahama Gold and uses a carbureted 3.5-liter V8 matched to a 4-speed manual gearbox.

Land Rover will offer the in-house restoration service to owners of other vintage Range Rover and will help guide them on choosing a suitable candidate worthy of the £135,000 ($169,000+ at today’s exchange rate) undertaking.

Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic states, “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.”

Salon Retromobile runs from February 8-12 in Paris.