Lot 275 - 2002 Range Rover Carmichael Fire Engine
|Odometer reading||14,974 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,018|
- Manufactured in 1989
- Was in service up until 2019
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
Carmichael was the first company to convert a Range Rover to a six-wheel conversion and they were mainly made for the commercial market of fire tenders and rescue vehicles for extra carrying capacity and space for rescue equipment. The 200 gallon glass fibre tank was shaped and mounted as low as possible in the chassis to obtain a low centre of gravity and facility for removal was provided. The semi-rectangular shape with internal baffle plates prevents surge whilst the vehicle is in motion. The Range Rover chassis with a standard driving position offers dual full sized forward hinged doors for easy access for crew and driver. The two-man cab and body forms part of the clean, unbroken styling in line with the water tank incorporated. The seats were standard Range Rover units in PVC covering.
Manufactured in 1989, this particular Range Rover was converted by Carmichael to a 6x6 Fire and Rescue vehicle and was purchased by Pembrokeshire County Council in 2000 and then subsequently stationed at Haverford West airport. The daily log shows the vehicle was in service from 4th November 2000 up until 13th September 2019, so a working vehicle until very recently. According to the owner, it drives well utilising 4x4 configuration at the moment but we are told that the reinstatement of the rear axle drive is a simple task in order to bring it back to 6x6 usage. The pump is still installed and in working order. The current owner has undertaken some servicing and light recommissioning of items to enhance the appearance of the vehicle. A wonderful crowd pleaser at any show, it would also grace any museum as well as being fun to drive as an alternative off road vehicle!
Interested parties should note that this Range Rover comes with an MOT test certificate and is tax exempt.
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