and welcome to my site, 88
inch Carawagons. I started this site primarily to record other 88
inch Carawagons as they seem to have been overlooked by most, dwarfed
by their bigger brothers. However since John Carroll's project in LROI
people are more aware of what they have and more and more “88 inch
are being recognised for what they are.
I have named this website 88 inch Carawagons to cover all of Searle's (Later Carawagon International) variants that have been based on the 88" vehicle.
Searle started out as a boat builder, then moved into campervan conversions with the growing popularity of campervans in a post-war Britain. It wasn't just Land Rovers that Searle converted, they converted many more vehicles including Bedford Vans and VW Vans. Searle didn't just stop at converting vehicles into campervans, they also converted standard vehicles into more upmarket versions of themselves, giving them a touch of luxury as and where needed; Rovers, Land Rovers and Range Rovers to name just a few vehicles got the Searle special treatment
15 x Searle Safari's (MKI, MKII & MKIII
1 x Mini Carawagon
4 x Station Wagon's
0 x Unknowns
If you have a vehicle that would be
of interest please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Include some high quality photos, your
name and a bit about your vehicle including:
Land Rover Base Model
Registration number (The registration number will not be published on the website)
Any items missing
How long you've had the vehicle
Anything else that may be of
interest / relevant.
As at Feb 2013, this website is
still pretty much work in progress, keep coming back for updates
All information and images are copyright of respective owners !
Last updated 07 Feb 13