motodrome offer for sale something interesting – a 1986 Austin RTV 4×4 (Rough Terrain Vehicle)
This is a very rare (one of 24 ever made) Austin Mini-based all-terrain 4×4 vehicle – this is chassis no.14. RTV’s have a unique central articulated joint between the cab and truck bed, giving unrivalled off-road capability, combined with super-low gearing from the automatic gearbox. Whilst it’s road legal, it’s top speed is around 30mph.
More details on the RTV can be found here
The chassis houses an Austin Mini A-series 998cc engine in the rear section, mounted in-line, with twin driveshafts running fore and aft to chassis mounted Triumph Herald differentials, and the front and rear sections pivot around a central bearing assembly. All the running gear is fully enclosed with a front to back skid plate.
Mileage, history etc
Odometer reading 9000 miles – the first owner was Scottish Hydroelectric.
This has recently had a full frame-off restoration with all new brakes, steering and suspension, fully rebuilt engine, and interior reupholstered.
Fitted with:aluminium dual core radiator, kenlowe fan, stainless fuel tank, new unleaded head and electronic ignition, LED roof light bar, LED rear worklights, UHF radio, and stereo.
This would make a brilliant, if quirky, workhorse for a shoot or country estate.
You can see it articulating in a couple of the photos below
At the very bottom of the page, you’ll find our usual 2 videos: a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions.
Offered for sale on behalf of owner – vehicle is with us in Henley on Thames
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