Reloaded is a division of Claydon Reeves dedicated to the restoration and enhancement of the two door Classic Range Rover and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. These are distinctive vehicles in British automotive history, and we believe they belong on our roads but not as they were originally.
Reloaded, as the name suggests, focuses on reviving these classic cars and delivering them to a higher and more bespoke standard than when they first rolled off the factory floor. The first line of vehicles under this new division is nearing completion and will be unveiled officially to the market later this year.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage was known as Britain's first supercar when it was introduced to the market in 1977 thanks in part to its 170mph top speed. The Oscar India version, which was released in 1978, saw the introduction of an integrated tea-tray spoiler and smoother bonnet bulge. It is this later version that grabbed our imagination and with it the opportunity to do something rather special both in style and performance.
The first three Reloaded versions of the sports car will be completely bespoke, with performance and tuning matched to the theme of each car, which will benefit from the twin supercharged engine out of the later V600 — arguably the most powerful engine out of a sports car at the time of launch.
The Classic Range Rover began life as a two door 4x4 sports utility vehicle and was produced from 1970 to 1996, with a four door version introduced in 1981. There is much to love about these boxy vehicles, not least the space inside and rugged exterior looks.
Reloaded presents a new take on this Classic 4x4 by giving the exterior a facelift and fully refitting the interior. From what the eye can see through to the mechanics and engineering underneath, each model has been completely overhauled and along with new parts, they are powered by uprated Rover V8 engines. To all intents and purposes, these are new cars built to modern standards with each Classic constructed to a set theme. The first two models are called Mountain and Beach and reflect and exterior and interior suited to these particular regions.
For more information, please email Mike@ClaydonReeves.com.