Land Rover Classics opened its doors on Oct. 11th to the new Reborn Tour giving visitors the opportunity to experience the restoration of an early Land Rover live at the brand’s bespoke workshop and facility at Solihull – the “Home of the Legend”.
Tickets for the three-hour Reborn Tour starts at 29 GBP per person or 150 GBP per person when combined with the Driving Experience.
The Tour and Driving Experience starts with refreshments and visitors are welcomed by an experienced and knowledgeable Land Rover tour guide. After the introduction, visitors get an exclusive access to the newly updated Jaguar Land Rover Classic workshop where the original Series 1 is reborn and fully restored by the expert team.
At the workshop, visitors can marvel at the facilities’ full capabilities where skilled technicians meticulously restore cherished Land Rovers to their former glory. Visitors will also gain a unique and fascinating insight into Jaguar Land Rover’s history at the plant, experience 1940s production techniques and hear interesting stories ranging from the 1948 Series 1 to the current Defender.
In 2015, over 10,000 visitors witnessed the final year of the Defender production as part of the Defender Celebration Tour. This exhibit has now been relocated along the classic workshop inside the Defender’s production facility in Solihull for visitors to experience.
Following the tour, visitors can get behind the wheel of a Defender with a trained instructor and experience a piece of the company’s history. During the driving experience, visitors can push the Defender to its limits on various off-road tracks around the factory.
The Reborn program enables the Land Rover Classic expert team to draw on decades-worth of experience and hand-pick Series 1 chassis from the brand’s global network. Then each model is painstakingly restored according to original 1948 factory specs by using Land Rover Classic parts to preserve full authenticity. These restored Series 1 models can be painted in five period correct finishes including Light Green, Bronze Green, RAF Blue, Dove Gray, and Poppy Red.
If you are interested in driving one of these historic Land Rovers home with you, the experts at Land Rover Classic will help you choose your preferred base vehicle. Then, you can follow the restoration of your Series 1 from start to finish at Land Rover’s new Classic workshop inside the original Defender production center in Solihull. Each restored Series 1 comes with a 12 month warranty and a lifetime of history.
So, if you are visiting Solihull during your next vacation, then stop by the original Defender production facility to experience the rich history of Jaguar Land Rover.
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