The Carmichael Range Rover 6×4 Rapid Intervention Appliance #331
Commando 6 Wheel
This rare vehicle has an excellent provenance and comes from a local aeronautical and military museum where it was stationed and in active use for open days until it was replaced with a vehicle with a larger carrying capacity .
The vehicle was purchased by us as a gesture of support for the Museum and to preserve an important part of Land Rover heritage.
The vehicle is now on sale by us. An excellent restoration project or the perfect basis for an expedition vehicle.
Only 46000 miles from new.
We have a nationwide delivery service and can ship internationally .
Chassis Wheelbase: 9ft 9,75in (2990mm)
Gearbox: Four speed forward and one reverse. High and low ratio transfer box, synchro-mesh is incorporated on all forward gears
Drive: 6×4 with trailing rear axle
Braking systems: Dual line hydraulic front. Single line hydraulic rear. The handbrake is of the transmission variety operating on a drum at the rear of the transfer box
Suspension:The suspension is fully independent all round with front and rear double acting telescopic shock absorbers
Differentials: Front and rear axle differential ratios, 3.54:1. A third differential is fitted between the two axles to prevent ‘wind up’. This is lockable by a switch adjacent to the gear lever in the driver’s cab, to give extra traction when traversing soft terrain
Engine Type: V8 overhead valves, water cooled
Number of cylinders: Eight
Bore: 3.5in (88.9mm)
Stroke: 2.8in (71.1mm)
Cylinder capacity: 215 cu in (3,528 cc)
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Maximum bhp (DIN): 130 at 5,000 rpm
Max torque (DIN):185 lb/ft (25.6 mkg) at 2,500 rpm
Engine speed limiter prevents excessive revving of the engine when suction water supply is exhausted.
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Manston History Museum Sort code: 40-16-11 Acc no: 82627523