The first Range Rover Reborn model to come out of the Land Rover Classic programme was revealed yesterday, but the official factory route isn’t the only way to get an as-new early Range Rover.

It’s a busy market, because who doesn’t love a classic car? Well, quite a few people, if said classic is a bit of a basket case, refuses to start, feels vague to drive and is suffering from criminal amounts of metal rot. There are a few early Range Rovers — once lovely pieces of kit — that are like that. So there’s market for people who put them right. Oxford’s Kingsley Cars is like that.

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It’s hard to tell good from bad early Range Rovers just from looking at them, but they have an aluminium body over a steel chassis, so quite often galvanic corrosion will mean the body stays pristine, sitting over a chassis that’s ungracefully rotting until there’s virtually nothing there at all.