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 is on the Isle of Man.

Very rare beasts indeed! And quite capable !


The RTV web site is now part of the Scamp website.
RTV Magazine Articles
The RTV8


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Patent



Original Brochure

Barkas RTV Brochure



Q733CPF

The RTV Blind Drive


D929DST

G105KNT


Ford Escort based RTV built by Spyder Engineering

B604KPL

More of B604KPL


F610MPL



Another Escort based RTV at Harper Adams Agricultural College



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