The cliff-jumper

The car to the left belonged to Her Majesties Coastguard. 2 part-time coastguards answered an emergency one night in 1992 at Berwick-on-Tweed. Luckily it was a false alarm. When the driver backed up he didn't see the edge of a cliff and drove over it. After a free fall of 80 ft (26 meters or a 9-stories building) the Landrover landed on the roof on a heap of rocks. The two coastguards were able to walk away with just a few minor scratches. Despite the structural strenght of the Land Rover there was a great deal of luck involved. Both were rescued by a Helicopter who noticed the lights pointing skywards.

The vehicle was bought by enthusiast Jim Nelson who bought it for £500, added a new body and other genuine parts for around £5000 and many months of work. The chassis was only very slightly damaged near the front mountings and was repaired, all the mechanical parts including the 2.5 litre petrol engine were completely undamaged. The car was repainted in green and now looks and drives as new.
Landrover was so impressed by the good outcome they even switched the above add in the main newspapers.