Rough Terrain Vehicle

Robert Mandry developed and manufactured the RTV from 1983 to 1987. Only making about 20 of them, including prototypes. These were 100% Mini 1000 automatic based.

Then in 1987 Lawrence Hawgood took over and spent a fortune redeveloping them on Ford Escort, Sierra, Granada Scorpio and ultimately Lada Niva running gear with Peugeot 1.9 Turbo Diesel and GM 3 speed auto. Despite the huge funds thrown at it Lawrence only produced a mere handful of about 10 prototypes including 2 unique Mini based ones, based on the wider Ford chassis frame. One of these on the Isle of Man.

Very rare beasts indeed! And quite capable!

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Original Brochure

An early picture of the RTV designed by Robert Mandry
it was mini based

This one was also mini based

The first Ford Escort based RTV built by Spyder Engineering

Another Escort based RTV at Harper Adams Agricultural College
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