Classic vehicle enthusiasts have plenty of iconic brands and models to choose from, and a crowded field can make it easy to miss out on the Range Rover Classic. A first-generation Range Rover has a lot to offer, particularly for enthusiasts looking for a custom ride. Compare the benefits of owning a Classic and how to achieve a signature look and performance with this old-school ride.
It all starts under the hood. One of the most important features of a midsize SUV is power. Even if a Range Rover Classic never expects to leave the asphalt, it still deserves a drivetrain that keeps the vehicle nimble and responsive in any driving condition.
The original V8 engine provided power but wasn’t known to be the most reliable. Many owners choose to swap out this retro drivetrain for a Chevy LS3. The LS3, made famous in the 5th generation Camaro SS and C6 Corvette, is a 6.2-liter powerhouse that provides up to 430 horsepower. This engine swap requires a skilled team of technicians but can totally transform the driving experience of a Range Rover.
Its fuel economy is a common critique of the Range Rover, particularly with a standard V8 engine. A few trips to the pump can be more than enough for a Classic owner to consider alternative transportation for a commute or joy ride.
That’s where the custom restoration process comes in. Swapping out that diesel-guzzling V8 for something more streamlined and efficient makes a trip around the block or across the country far more enjoyable. The LS3 provides better reliability and fuel economy, but custom build owners can spring for a Tesla electric drivetrain for more fuel-saving satisfaction.
A Sports Utility Vehicle needs cargo space. From an off-road camping experience to a last-minute shopping trip, a Range Rover Classic doesn’t disappoint. Generous trunk space provides the space needed to store gear, tools, or other items. Tailored interior features create a trunk that’s both stylish and functional. A personalized Classic offers the speed and style of a sports car without the cramped interior.
There’s a reason that even the Queen of England drives a Range Rover. There’s something iconically royal and timelessly luxurious about the interior and exterior design of a Range Rover Classic. While even the true classic design boasts impressive luxurious seats and trim details, a custom project takes it to a new level. Hand-crafted leather, flawless stitching, and the highest quality of materials blend together to make a true one-of-a-kind driving experience.
Choose a custom automotive design team to offer personalized luxury and dependable craftsmanship. With ECD Automotive Design, owners can enjoy a bumper-to-bumper warranty on all restoration steps and modifications.
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