Sabtu, 04 Februari 2017

Range Rover Reborn: rebirth of a classic


The fact that strive more and more automakers to their old models is not new. But Jaguar Land Rover does not leave it with spare parts, repairs or archive information: Oldtimers are produced there, which are rolled as if they were rolled from the belt. At the Rétromobile classic fair (8th to 12th February 2017), Land Rover will present the first Range Rover from the so called Reborn program in Paris.

Ten special vehicles
already the end of 2016 was the first presented by nine authentic replicas of XKSS Jaguar. These cars are completely new built according to original templates, almost out of nowhere. This is different for the ten planned models of the first Range Rover series (1970 to 1996). They are a very extensive factory restoration. Employees are based on original specifications from the 1970s. An expert team advises clients on the choice of their desired model and provides tips on specific characteristics.

A case for solvent lovers
An incredible effort so to be Land Rover can pay handsomely: The price of a "new" Range Rover Classic start at 135,000 pounds, equivalent to about 157,000 euros. It is quite steep, considering that good copies of the early "Range" reach a maximum of 50,000 euros. But back to the number one in Paris, this is a 1978 model in the historically correct color "Bahama Gold". Of course two-door, because from 1981 there were also rear doors. Under the hood is a 3.5-liter V8 including two carburettors, which provides 135 hp and 251 Newtonmeter. Thanks to all-wheel drive, lockable center differential and a terrain reduction, the Range Rover can be regarded as a predecessor of all luxury SUVs of today.