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Restored 1978 Range Rover Classic to be revealed in Paris

Classic car motor show - Salon Rétromobile 2017 - will see the presentation of the latest factory restoration from Classic Land Rovers.

The 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic is the most recent car from the Reborn programme at Land Rover Classic and will be revealed at the show in Paris.

The series of ‘expertly sourced and comprehensively restored’ Classic Land Rovers offers prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original and collectible vintage Range Rover, direct from Land Rover Classic, in the UK. The launch of Range Rover Reborn builds on the successful introduction of Land Rover Series I Reborn seen here.

Land Rover Classic’s expert team has drawn on decades of engineering and design expertise to complete the first Range Rover Reborn – a carefully selected 1978 Classic Range Rover. Every Range Rover Reborn will undergo a complete restoration according to the company’s original 1970s factory specification and using Land Rover Classic Parts to preserve and protect the vehicle’s authenticity. Land Rover’s experienced restoration team will advise customers of the best options for base vehicles – in terms of collectability, preferred chassis numbers and unique characteristics.

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.”

The Range Rover was launched in 1970, originally in two-door configuration only up to 1981, when the first factory four-door was introduced, and remained popular right up to the end of the first generation’s production in 1996. So popular, in fact, that production of the first generation continued alongside the second generation for almost two years, and the name Classic Range Rover was introduced to distinguish this model from its more modern sibling.

Believed by many to have launched the SUV sector, the Range Rover defined the genre of the luxury 4x4 vehicle and has been the vehicle of choice for members of the Royal family, politicians and superstars across the world.

Prices for completed Range Rover Reborn restorations from Land Rover Classic will start from £135,000.