I'll have two of those please.

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The new Rolls-Royce SUV. The Cullinan.
Wonder what it's rated for towing .?

"It is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product. Cullinan is a motor car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence that it recalibrates the scale and possibility of true luxury. Just like the Cullinan Diamond, the largest flawless diamond ever found, it emerges when it is perfect and exists above all others.”
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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:44

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:44
Here's a LINK to an article in Forbes magazine
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 19:38

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My add-blocker blocks that one. Try this one.
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Reply By: Ron N - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:14

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:14
People who buy RR Cullinans don't tow anything. The servants and lackeys do that for them.
In fact, the mobile accommodation used by these people, generally isn't towable by anything but a prime mover - or it's based on a prime mover or a tri-axle coach.

http://www.marchi-mobile.com/

http://andersonmobileestates.com/

http://millenniumluxurycoaches.com/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/camping-holidays/The-worlds-coolest-caravans-and-RVs/caravanalhoudajala/

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Reply By: ian.g - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:19

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:19
Who cares if it can tow or not, if you can afford one of these you can afford to stay in the best accommodation available. Maybee fly in fly out in your own chopper would also be a option and leave the Cullinan at home so it doesn't get scratched or dusty.
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Reply By: Member - David M (SA) - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:57

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:57
Thought the up market description of the vehicle was quite funny.
Obviously I underestimated the seriousness of the matter. :)
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Reply By: splits - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 13:25

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 13:25
I hate to think what a lift kit, bull bar, dual spare wheel carrier and roof rack for it will cost.
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Reply By: gke - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 14:00

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 14:00
Saw a Rolls Royce on Fraser Island many years ago.
Turned out the body was mounted on a Nissan chassis.
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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 15:34

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 15:34
There used to be a Rolls Royce 4WD in Vic Park WA, when I was in my late teens. It had been one of the LRDG vehicles from WW11.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 16:18

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 16:18
The Austin Champs were powered by Rolls Royce, they were fully submersible & could drive totally under water with just the snorkel out.

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Follow Up By: Ron N - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 16:32

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 16:32
Shaker - Yeah, you could do that - if you could keep those Champs going long enough, to drive under water!

Every Champ I ever saw, was laid up with a broken gearbox. The RR motor was the best part of them.

Archie Marshall, a local wheeler-and-dealer imported hundreds and hundreds of them in the 1970's, and a lot of local pastoralists and farmers snapped them up.

But they were the greatest POS ever built, they were so heavy, they'd bog on a bitumen road when it rained.
As soon as you tried gunning them out of a bog - BANG!, would go the gearbox!

Only time I see them now, is in ANZAC parades - and even then, the owners are driving them very gently!
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 19:36

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 19:36
There was a RR cut down and had a tow truck rig on the back that was running around the Sydney northern suburbs in the late 50s and early 60s.
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Follow Up By: splits - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 21:16

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 21:16
" But they were the greatest POS ever built, they were so heavy, they'd bog on a bitumen road when it rained.
As soon as you tried gunning them out of a bog - BANG!, would go the gearbox!"
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We had a couple of them at the RAEME Recovery School at Bandiana when I was sent there during National Service.

The WO2 in charge told us a British Army General came to visit the base just before I arrived. They decided to drive him up to the top of the big hill behind the base so he could look over the entire Army complex that stretched for miles.

They got a Champ and just about spit polished it. He took one look it and refused to get in saying they were the worst vehicle the British Army had ever bought.

They had to quickly find their cleanest Land Rover to take him up.

They were very good though for learning to reverse the little number 5 box trailers. particularly when you tried changing up through the gears while going backwards. That forward/reverse lever was good fun.
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Follow Up By: Member - J&A&KK - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 22:58

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 22:58
The WA govt purchased them.

They had 5 fwd and 5 reverse gears. Just one lever to select forward or reverse and after that the gearbox had had the same ratios. Don’t actually know that to be the case but that’s how it seemed.

When young and very stupid in the 60’s we would have drag races in them on the clay pans in the Kimberley, in reverse. One minute you were 200m apart and the next a cm. You could do 80km/hr in reverse. It seemed fun at the time.

They could drive through deep water. Extend the streering column and stand on the seat. Absolutely useless as a work vehicle for us working out of town. Everyone preferred a Landrover so that tells you something.

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Reply By: Ron N - Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 16:26

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 at 16:26
What about the blokes who have cut their Rolls Royces down into utes!!

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Rolls+Royce+ute

The urban legend here in the West goes that some W.A. pastoral station owner did it first, so he could carry his sheep in the back better!

The urban legend went, that RR found out about it, and were so disgusted they took it off him, and gave him a new RR in exchange!

Kind of like all urban legends, no-one could actually identify who the mystery RR W.A. ute owner, actually was!

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 20:38

Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 20:38
It's an upmarket Range Rover, not suitable for Off Road at all. The pics show it has 100mm gap under it. I remember when Range Rover, the full sized original was one of the most capable vehicles in its day. It went upmarket 20 years ago along with the price tag. The Y62 Patrol also falls into that category! It must be a feel good thing, definitely not a practical one. If you bought the Rolls SUV, the only reason would be to show the world that you can! Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 at 10:52

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 at 10:52
Thanks for that Info Michael. I just cancelled my order. Don't want to be seen
as one of " those" people. :)
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