After years of neglect left under a tree in a Northamptonshire bog, it might not look much right now but it’s a 1971 two-door and that makes it hot – whatever condition it is in. JLR’s Reborn programme can (and will) rebuild it.
For a look at one they finished earlier just wander over to JLR Classic’s stand in Earls Court where an early Bahama Gold two-door has already been reborn. And the cost to go from swamp to showroom? £100k plus. That Bahama Gold car is actually for sale at £165,000…
It’s a price that reflects not just JLR’s no-expense-spared approach to its first Reborn Range Rover project but also the burgeoning values of classic Range Rovers – the two-door, pre-1981 models at least.
“Swampy’s owners came to Revival yesterday and got quite emotional about seeing their car again,” recalls a JLR Classic spokesman.
“We bought it last year and are scouting around for more like it because we can rebuild them. There are relatively few of them still around in good condition.”