The 1970’s, a decade of questionable fashion, lots of brown, Dr Who, simpler times. Unlike the good Doctor, you don’t need a Tardis to relive your youth, Jaguar Land Rover are offering a blast from the past powered by a 3,528cc V8 Petrol Engine.
This trip down memory lane comes in the form of a 1978 three-door Classic Range Rover that’s been meticulously restored using only original parts for that authentic look and feel as part of Land Rovers “Reborn” series. This is the second Land Rover model that JLR Classic has officially added to Reborn following a run of 25 restored Series 1 models announced in 2016.
The reborn RRC will be sporting the original Bahama Gold exterior which just smacks of the era and will come with a very brown on brown interior. The car will feature a 3.5 V8 Petrol Carburettor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type engine, which produces 132-hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle will come with an original four-speed manual transmission and a lockable central differential.
Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, Tim Hannig says “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.”
Hannig adds: “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.”
You can take a trip down memory lane if you have a spare £135,000 and a base vehicle for a reborn Range Rover, failing that you can go see the first off the line which will be displayed at the upcoming Salon Rétromobile show in Paris next week.