Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bob Marley Land Rover Defender Completely Restored

In time for the 70th anniversary of the birth of Bob Marley earlier this month, the Land Rover Defender the music superstar once owned has been restored. 

Photo Credit: Go Destination Marketing

The matte-blue 1977 Series III Land Rover has been completely restored “from clutch to chassis,” thanks to efforts by Sandals Resorts International and its Jamaican affiliate car chain ATL Automotive, which distributes Land Rovers in the region.

The vehicle had fallen into a state of disrepair after Marley died 30 years ago. The project, which first launched in 2013, also had some other special details - like sourcing the engine from Ethopia and hand-crafting other parts.

In this 70th year, the Defender’s return to its home is in perfect timing as we celebrate all aspects of our father Bob Marley on his birthday which was on February 6. The Marley Family thanks ATL,ITC and Sandals for this labor of love,” said Marley’s first-born daughter and fashion designer Cedella.

Bob Marley Museum

The Land Rover was first stripped down to its shell and then rebuild piece-by-piece, according to ATL. The Land Rover will now be returned to Marley’s former home, now a museum, at 56 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica.

Source: go! Destination Marketing

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