Was this the first ATV?

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - THE CAR GUIDE -

The lady op­er­a­tor of this British-made “Gnat Mark II” looks like she’s about to do a head-over­heels (and with­out a hel­met)! The photo is from 1969. Could it pos­si­bly be the an­ces­tor of to­day’s fa­mil­iar ATV? De­scrip­tions at the time said that the Gnat could carry pas­sen­gers and cargo over bogs, rough ter­rain and up slopes that would chal­lenge a moun­tain goat. They were ac­tu­ally on the mar­ket in ’69 and con­vert­ing British pounds to Amer­i­can dol­lars, the cost was around $1,000.

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