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Original Cab Lighting/2.2 Liter Diesel/4-Speed Manual/Great Backstory

Make: Austin
Model: FX4D
Type: Sedan
Trim: Taxi Cab
Year: 1967
Mileage: 51097
VIN: AT3417097
Color: Black
Engine: 2.2 Liter I4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Taupe
Vehicle Title: --

1967 Austin FX4D Taxi Cab Additional Info:

Let's put our hand in the air and summon a "hack" to take us uptown London circa. 1967 in this Austin FXD Cab. This consignment spent its early days as a shuttle for an Inn in the Chesapeake Bay area, when one day a guest, (our consignor), stepped in and bought it. It was in mechanical disrepair and the consignor got it running, where it served for weddings and special events for the family. The consignor's wife also got an extra gift with the car in the form of an English Trivet, now a butter dish is not going home with the new potential owner! WOW Cars and Trivets, who'd a thought?
With this taxi design the car remained virtually unchanged visually over many years, and still today is in the minds of the world when they think of London Taxi. Long hood, protruding fenders with a single round headlight on each side, a rectangular vertical grille and bumper below with "bunny ears". Plenty of mirrors to make sure when you are doing a U-ie you don't bump oncoming or following traffic! The Taxi light on the roof and some side hollow running lights off of the tops of the B pillars. In back a spacious trunk and another bumper worth the "ears". The driver's tail light has fallen victim to a bashing and is now non-existent. A common pillar has the back hinged front doors and front hinged back doors. On all 4 corners are generic cream colored steel wheels with shiny moon caps in their centers. I say! And it's all bathed in black, as opposed to the standard yellow in the good old USA.
Black metal sills and taupe vinyl make up the simple utilitarian door panels. Shiny actuators and a window crank are present on the front doors. Since it's a right hand drive car, only the driver's side bucket is in, and room for storage is where the passenger seat would normally be. A cabbie sliding window separates the driver from the paying passengers, who can stretch out in back in a wide tuck and roll taupe colored vinyl full bench. 2 wide jump seats are seen folded up on the mid separating board, and there is plenty of leg room even with these seats in the down position. Wiggle your toes in some thick pile clean but not tight floor carpeting in tan. Armrests and a pull bar helps the clientele get comfy and have easy access and egress from the rear seating. A mohair headliner is in good condition above and lest I forget a full metal jacket black dash is up front with round chrome bezel Smiths Gauges, and knobs and pulls.
Under the hood in an unrestored engine bay is a small inline 2.2 liter diesel 4 popper. It has fuel injection and a 4 speed manual trans on back. A 5.125 ratio rear axle is on to take you down even the most winding of London's roads.
Underneath fairly clean with some chip off of undercarriage paint but really no rust of concern. The inner fenders are a bit rough, and plenty of road splatter is on the floor pans. Independent coil springs are up front and leaf sprung rear suspension is seen. Drum braking is on all 4 corners.
This car hasn't been run in north of 5 years so I was unable to do a test drive. We did not attempt to crank the car due to battery issues.
A harken back in time when you really do not have to go that far to see many examples old and new, (as who can tell), the body styling remained the same for years. Get it running and start "hacking".
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