Early Rangie Demo in Oz

jp928

Active Member
#1
Dont quite recall why, but I got invited to a Demo day with the first RR in Melbourne. In an old quarry so they could show off its ability. Most impressive was the stationery start BACKWARDS up that slope.
 

GRTV8

Well-Known Member
#2
When I went into pay over the dollars for my 72 p6b there was a brand new RR sitting next to mine on the showroom floor. The salesman asked if I'd like to buy the RR for $100 more. I laughed at him and told him that thing was a dead duck in the water. BUMMER!!
 

cobraboy

Well-Known Member
#3
When the RR was first launched my father was working in a remote area in Nigeria and the first Rangies were not quite sorted for extreme off road use. They had a habit of rolling over, and because of the lack of recovery equipment were often left where they laid.
My father accompanied a German colleague in a large convoy to recover one such vehicle that had been spotted abandoned, I think it had had a fire, as my father spent weeks of his spare time re wiring it. In return the German guy gave him a super large pair of binoculars, which I keep near my back door to this day.
The German drove the vehicle home to Germany after his tour ended.
 
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