The SRV5 was the final car of its kind produced in 1974. It was based on the Austin/Morris 1300.

It was the most adventurous of the five SRV prototypes, featuring a spring-loaded pedestrian-catching cage which was activated in the event of an impact. Thus, it would be raised from its dormant position atop the front bumper in order to prevent the accident victim from sliding down into the path of the car’s wheels. That was the theory, anyway. During tests it didn't always work and may have done more harm then good if it had reached production.

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