1985 London Taxis Austin
Year of manufacture1985
Mileage19 113 mi / 30 760 km
Number of seats2
Absolutely unique "London Cab". This is an original Dutch supplied copy, purchased for the 50th birthday of the only and last owner. Yes, you read that right, an English taxi, originally delivered in the Netherlands, with the steering wheel on the right side. This is a Carbodies FX4R. The FX4R was the successor to the FX4 and R stands for Rover. Carbodies took over ownership of the Taxi in 1982 when the parent company Austin was no longer interested in it. The FX4R had several improvements over the previous FX4 series, including power steering and power brakes. The special thing about this copy is as follows: there was an Arab Sheikh in the early 80s who had ordered 6 of these FX4Rs in a "personalized" version. The personalized part is as follows: the car is equipped with a partition wall, 1 luxury sofa and three folding seats, air conditioning in the rear, a manual transmission with five gears and a petrol engine. The Sheikh eventually took 5 from the factory and this copy was not taken. The first owner was looking for a classic car that could still be driven in 15 years' time without any technical knowledge. That is how the idea came to go for a "London Cab". A car with a classic appearance and modern and reliable technology. For the 50th anniversary, the Carbodies Taxi and Hire Car factory was contacted. The car that the gentleman at the time could get a discount on and where the steering wheel was already on the right side, was this FX4R that was canceled by the Arab Sheikh. This unique car was not enjoyed for 15 years, but over 35 years! This car was always at the second house, was rarely used and has now only driven 19,000 kilometers! Documented and demonstrably from the first owner. Even all original correspondence between the factory and first owner is still present! Unique and no second for sale in this version. To get a good impression of the car we advise you to come to one of the viewing days.
This car will be part of an online auction. Classic Car Auctions organizes the annual online auction on behalf of Gallery Aaldering. This time more than 200 classic cars from the Warehouse are being offered for auction. Bidding starts at € 1.000,-. There will be six viewing days in Brummen. The online auction will start on Thursday 9 January 2020 and will close on Wednesday 29 January 2020 from 20.30 hours. For more information and the other lots look on our website www.classiccar-auctions.com.
Friday 27 December, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday 28 December, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm
Viewing day 1: Saturday 18 January, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm
Viewing day 2: Friday January 24, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm
Viewing day 3: Saturday January 25, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm
Viewing day 4: Tuesday 28 January, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm
6971 GV Brummen