Range Rover, Carmichael

In 1983 Matchbox released their version of the Range Rover based six wheeled Carmichael shown with a two door body.

This was available in either the Police rescue as below or as a Fire rescue vehicle in red, I have seen many other colour versions including silver and these other colour versions are Bulgarian issues.

Matchbox Carmichael Commando 1

Matchbox Carmichael Commando 2

The Matchbox version above was number 57 and still available in mint condition.

Model details

Matchbox, Carmichael Commando

Number, 57

Colour, White or Red

Country of origin, UK

One of the Bulgarian issues I have is shown below in blue Police livery, this came direct from Bulgaria.

Matchbox Range Rover 7

Matchbox did very few smaller scale Range Rovers and this would of been the second one, the first was number 20 and a Rola-matics Police version, again available in various guises including a military ambulance and a Paris Dakar security vehicle, all base plates are marked ‘police patrol’.

Rola-matics, whereas each has a feature that moves as the car is pushed or pulled along, in this case the roof light rotates.

The SuperKings range saw a few more variations on the Range Rover including the one below, number K164 and released in 1989.

Others include the forestry set K89 and K64 in the guise of police and fire rescue vehicles

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Land Rover, Carmichael

The real vehicles

The real Carmichael vehicles are converted Range Rovers and Carmichael have been around for years and probably the only company in the UK to be making purpose made emergency rescue vehicles

Carmichael are vehicle manufacturers in their own right therefore I have added them to the makers list under catergories.

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