If you’re a bit of a mad bastard when it comes to Land Rovers and Range Rovers, then read on.
What you are looking at here is the first of ten Range Rover Classics that will be painstakingly restored by Land Rover and it’s Range Rover Reborn program. The initiative follows on from the successful Land Rover Series 1 Reborn program, introduced last year.
The ‘reborn’ Rangie made it’s debut at the Salon Rétromobile 2017 (yep it’s in Paris) today, wetting the appetites of mad bearded bastards around the world, until they copped a load of the price… £135,000 GBP or AUD $223,726!
And that’s just the starting price.
That pot of gold buys you a Reborn Rangie in Bahama Gold, with a 3.5-litre 132bhp/251Nm Rover V8, a four-speed tranny and a full-time all-wheel-drive system with a lockable centre differential.
Each Rangie is a hand picked two-door 1978 Classic, with Land Rover’s experienced team choosing only the most collectible vehicles and chassis numbers that they can locate. Land Rover’s restoration team will advise customers of the best options for base vehicles – in terms of collectability, preferred chassis numbers and unique characteristics.
From there each Range Rover Reborn undergoes 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.
Or in other words, ten lucky mad bastards are going to buy a brand new 40 year old top of the range Range Rover for the price of a brand new top of the range Range Rover.
The cost of ‘cool’ is on the rise.