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Land Rover Reborn programme applied to original Range Rover


As part of its "Reborn" series, Land Rover has unveiled a second model to receive a comprehensive restoration after showcasing a fully renovated Series 1 Defender in April last year.

Claimed to have been carefully selected by Land Rover's Classic restoration division, a Bahama Gold 1978 Range Rover has became the latest model to undergo a full revamp, using original parts without the incorporation of any modern touches inside or out.

Still sporting its original tan cloth interior, the two-door example in question is powered by the legendary 3.5-litre Buick-derived Rover V8 engine fed by twin-Zenith Stromberg 175 CD carburettors, and producing 98 kW and 251 N.m of torque. A four-speed manual gearbox drives all four wheels through a lockable centre differential.

Initially limited to just ten models resorted to 1970's specification, perspective buyers will also be advised on finding the best possible base vehicle for the transformation, as well as collectability, unique characteristics and chassis number.

As to be expected, pricing is not cheap with a complete overhaul starting at £135 000 (R2 286 941), although according to Jaguar-Land Rover Classic Director, Tim Hanning," this is a rare opportunity for customers to own a valuable and genuinely collectible automotive icon".

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