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ex Gwynedd Fire Service
Fire Engine Photos
No: 29285   Contributor: Graham Mitchell   Year: 2011   Manufacturers: Carmichael, Land Rover   Country: United Kingdom
ex Gwynedd Fire Service

PEY 239S - Landrover Carmichael -
seen on Fri 19th August.
Picture added on 31 August 2011 at 02:06
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Parked at her summer home in North Yorks, now owned by myself, restoration has started, if anybody has any shots of her during her Gwynedd service I would like to see them, my intention is to return her to her Gwynedd livery from the late 1970's. I am trying to find out what she carried both as a Rescue Pump and as a L4P any information would be great. PEY239S was new in 1978 allocated to Bangor then Caernarfon and onto Amlwch where she finished her service in 1995 sold in 1996 to MEL in Manchester to be used as a works Fire Appliance, sold in 2010 via ebay to Ivan in Blackburn purchased by myself in late 2010 and moved over to North Yorks in June 2011.

Added by Gordon Smith on 01 September 2011.
PEY239S, ex Gwynedd believed to be 1 of only 8 built, her sister PEY238S survives in preservation in Southern Ireland, 2 more are in Manchester, 1 off the road and the other has been converted to a camper, Jaguar cars had 1 reg UOK119S does anybody know if she survives, any info would be most welcome.

Added by Gordon Smith on 23 December 2011.
PEY 238S was stationed in llangefni anglesey

Added by Alwyn Griffiths on 20 March 2012.
I have recently uploaded an image of another of these FC Landrovers.
It may be UOK 119S, I say this because in 2001 it was on view outside the Gaydon Heritage Centre and much of the collection came from the various British Leyland sites such as Austin, Landrover and possibly Jaguar.

Added by Steve Prosser on 21 January 2014.
Hi Steve, I have seen your pic, I dont think it is UOK119S, as I have a poor shot of the Gaydon one and the ladder arrangement on the roof is different to UOK, I am also seeking info on a similar appliance reg no PNO804V ex White Waltham airfield.

Added by Gordon Smith on 22 January 2014.
Thank you for taking the time to reply to my posting. I have emailed the Heritage Centre to see if the vehicle is still in their collection. If I get a reply I will ask them for the history of the appliance.
Best wishes,

Added by Steve Prosser on 22 January 2014.
I think the vehicle ended up over in Norway, there the trail goes cold.

Added by Gordon Smith on 23 January 2014.
Hi Gordon I was stationed at Caernarfon with one used as a rescue vehicle. Please feel free to contact me for any info.

Added by Stan Young on 27 May 2017.
This wide body Carmichael was built on a largely unmodified Land Rover chassis with a standard engine, transmission, frame, suspension and wheels and tires, retaining the narrow track of the original.

Unlike the appliances built on the factory forward control chassis, this wider body structure tended to exacerbate the 4X4 design's tendency to roll.

Wider axles, beefier suspension, larger rims and fatter tires would have dramatically improved matters, but of course the cost would have skyrocketed!

Added by Rob Johnson on 22 October 2018.
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