Freeman Intercity Commuter - 22d
|Here is the futuristic view
of road transport from the early Seventies, actually it's not that far
out if you compare it to the Renault Espace and the Chrysler Voyager.
The Freeman Inter-city Commuter was released at 22d in 1970 and remained in production up to 1975. It is seen in metallic purple (1970/71), metallic gold (1971/72), and metallic red (1972/75). As I have both the purple and red variants it is no surprise to learn that it is the gold one you should look for.
I've done some desultory searching for the Freeman Inter-city commuter on the internet and as you may guess this ultra-common Matchbox was all I could find - ironically when you Google Freeman Intercity Commuter this page comes up first, which is not a great help. I wonder if it was actually a concept MPV produced at the time? Another curious fact is that this is the most frequently visited matchbox page on this site by a massive amount, yet the bounce rate is almost 100%. This means that the page is being returned by search engines all the time - but is not what the person searching was looking for. I wonder what people are actually looking for when the Freeman Inter-City Commuter turns up?
Further to the above, a visitor to this website has pointed me to this article: http://autoshite.com/topic/3015-you-learn-something-every-day/. apparently the car was never made, it was the winner in a car of the future design competition in the Daily Telegraph, the designer of this car was called Freeman.