Austin FX4 Taxi London Cab
|VAT / Margin
- Long term ownership
- Completely restored
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A proper icon: The Austin London Cab. Together with the red double-decker bus probably the most famous sight on the streets of London. The FX4 succeeded the FX3 in 1958. The model evolved over the years leading up to the most popular version we have on offer. Extra popular as you can enter any environmental zone in the Netherlands.
You see many London Cabs for sale, so as such this one is not exceptional. Where this 1979 FX4 differs is in its particular condition. Whereas most London Cabs, also known as Hackney cabs, have noticeably led a heavy life, this one has been carefully and professionally restored.
You do not see many fully restored London Cabs, as this one clearly is. In 1997, aged just 18, the FX4 Austin came over to the Netherlands. To be clear since its arrival this English taxi has been in the hands of one and the same person. This person commissioned a total restoration taking a number of years. Most London cabs were, because of their utilitarian character, fixed up, this car however was brought back to pristine condition. Therefore the bodywork is extremely neat, as are the light parts, bumpers and other details. That in itself is unusual, these cabs have often suffered the trials and tribulation of London traffic.
The interior follows the general impression to a tee. New upholstery, carpets and refitting of all of the original taxi features. This cab is truly a travel back in time to the London of the 70s and 80s. The classic Smith gauges are proof this is a classic FX4 and not a more recent model. The FX4 remained in production until 1997. Our Hackney cab is exactly as you like them: chrome bumpers, classic lines and the best interior. The fact that everything is in pristine condition is the icing on the cake.
The power plant is also in peak condition. The 2,520 cc 4-cylinder diesel is the most popular, reliable available to the Austin. The 3-speed Borg-Warner automatic gearbox is perfectly matched to this torque-rich engine. The car drives formidably well as well as turning heads everywhere you go.
And then there is another advantage for interested Dutch: being 44 years old this Austin is an except diesel. As stated above there are no restrictive environmental zones for this FX4. It is therefore ultimately suitable for advertising purposes in city centres. On the other hand, you could just enjoy driving around in this fantastic piece of English automotive history. Whilst transporting your whole family in the back you can soundproof from noisy occupants by closing the glass partition. A versatile vehicle in every sense.
This black cab comes with the restoration rapport, parts of which are included in the photo series, two very thick files with workshop manuals and other assorted paperwork.
Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom