Range Rover Reborn program is restoring original offroad classics

If you’re a fan of the original Range Rover, then we’ve got good news for you. The Land Rover Classic division has instituted a restoration program called “Range Rover Reborn” that will restore 10 first-generation Range Rovers.

With one 1978 Bahama Gold “three-door” Range Rover Classic being shown off at the Salon Rétromobile 2017 classic auto show, Range Rover Reborn certainly got the attention of classic offroad vehicle lovers.

The first 1978 Range Rover restored under the new Range Rover Reborn program. Photo: Courtesy of Land Rover

Run by the Land Rover Classic division (the same team that brought a bunch of early Defenders back to life last year), they will only use factory parts to restore it to its original greatness.

How cool would it be to own one of these fully restored? Photo: Courtesy of Land Rover

Much heralded as one of the greatest 4×4 vehicles ever created, the original Range Rover handles offroad as good as anything. While this program will start with 10 vehicles, they’re going to cost quite a bit: they’ll start around $169,500. And no word yet if it’ll eventually include more than just 10 restorations.

Sure it’ll cost a bit of loot, but if you’ve got $200k to burn, we couldn’t think of a better way to spend it. Photo: Courtesy of Land Rover

But as Tim Hannig, director of Land Rover Classic, says that the program is “a wonderful way to preserve the much sought after three-door original Range Rover from the 1970s, from period-correct color ways to interior trim and accessories.”