1948 Land Rover Series I Reborn

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While the last of the Defenders was built in 2015, Land Rover will keep the flame alive a little longer with 25 cars rebuilt to original 1948 specs. The company has older unrestored cars, each of which will receive a full nuts-and-bolts restoration, with the buyers able to choose from correct period colors: Light Green, Bronze Green, Dove Grey, RAF Blue, and Poppy Red.

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(from Jaguar Land Rover Press Release) World Debut for Land Rover Series I 'Reborn' at 2016 Techno-Classica

  • Reborn initiative from Land Rover Classic offers unique proposition for customers to buy one of 25 factory restored Series I models
  • Each of the 25 examples are hand-picked by Land Rover Classic's team of experts for authenticity
  • Series I perfectly restored according to original specification and using meticulously sourced Land Rover Classic Parts
  • Land Rover Classic continues to nurture the passion for the Land Rover brand through the provision cars, services, parts and experiences

Whitley, UK, Wednesday, 6thApril 2016 - Land Rover Classic is underscoring its commitment to providing the very best cars, services, parts and experiences to passionate Land Rover customers with the launch of the 'Reborn' initiative for the iconic Series I at Techno-Classica in Essen, Germany.

Reborn offers 25 prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectable Land Rover Series I directly from Land Rover Classic.

Land Rover Classic's expert team has drawn on decades of experience to hand-pick 25 Series I chassis from Land Rover's global network. Each model will undergo a complete restoration according to the brand's original 1948 factory specification and using Land Rover Classic Parts to preserve authenticity. This includes the choice of five period finishes including Light Green, Bronze Green, RAF Blue, Dove Grey and Poppy Red.

Customers will be able to select their preferred base vehicle with the help and guidance of Land Rover Classic's experienced restoration team, and they will be able to follow the restoration of their cherished Series I from start to finish at Land Rover's new Classic workshop located within the original Defender production centre at Solihull.

Tim Hannig, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: "The launch of the Reborn initiative represents a fantastic opportunity for customers to own a valuable and collectable automotive icon. Reborn showcases Land Rover Classic's expertise in restoring and maintaining our loyal customers' prized Land Rovers. It also demonstrates the business' commitment to supporting customers with original and meticulously sourced parts for Land Rover models that have been out for production for longer than 10 years."