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For people with hearing problems it has an induction loop incorporated in the intercom system. Views Read Edit View history. In late , only six of the earlier Rover or Austin-engined cabs remained in service the street, most having covered more than a million miles each. It was sold by Austin from until , when Carbodies , who had been producing the FX4 for Austin, took over the intellectual rights to the car. Retrieved 22 February By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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The Fairrway designation was dropped aroundbut limousine versions of the Fairway were ordered, the most prominent being that belonging to the Crown Prince of Tonga. The new model was called the FX4S.

A six-door version of the FX4S was also built. Much of this increase in sales was due to local authorities insisting on wheelchair accessible cabs being used in their areas.

Two years later was bought by Manganese Bronze Holdings. It could also be ordered with special trim at extra cost.

This made the FX4 a faster and more reliable cab. Retrieved from ” https: Carbodies LTI Coachbuilders of the United Kingdom Coventry motor companies Defunct motor vehicle manufacturers of the United Kingdom Taxicab companies Taxicabs of the United Kingdom Fairwa manufacturing companies established in Vehicle manufacturing companies disestablished in establishments in England disestablishments in England.


After half a century making short runs of limited demand bodies for major manufacturers it was obliged to replace these now moribund activities and in took from its former customer and supplier of taxi chassis, Austinthe manufacture of complete London taxicabs.

As part of a programme to develop a replacement model, AP Lockheed were commissioned to design and develop front disc brakes, and in conjunction, GKN designed a new suspension system to allow disc brakes to be fitted whilst maintaining the mandatory 7.

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The chassis problem, which was also occurring on late model Austins, was traced to a manufacturing fault. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

InCarbodies began manufacturing the body and carrying out the assembly, finishing and delivery of kti most important vehicle in their history, the Austin FX4 taxi. Humber Super Snipe Estate.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They feature Ackermann steering geometry which allowed the car to make U-turns in just 7.

LTI (London Taxis International) History

The TimesFriday, November 16, ; pg. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. These modifications were fitted to a new model, the Fairway Driver, which was introduced in February Llti also supplied prototype bodies and tooling, projects including the Jaguar E-type bonnet and panels for TriumphAriel and BSA motorcycles and scooters. Hackney carriage Hansom cab —.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In its day the FX3 was the most widely used taxi in London. Their first major customers during the s were MG and Alvis Cars. In the face of pressure from the trade, TfL allowed different conversions systems to be developed that could be fitted to the Nissan engine to make it comply.


Under BSA, pti facilities were extended and more plant installed.

LTI (London Taxis International) Cars for Sale in the United Kingdom

This in turn was replaced in by the TX4. The FL2 and the FX4 were also sold to private customers. Use dmy dates from June Use British English from June Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references Wikipedia articles needing clarification from February All articles with peacock terms Articles with peacock terms from May Between and the It’s on the Meter expedition drove a heavily modified FX4 43, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Automotive industry in the United Kingdom. A new model of taxi, the CR6, based on a Range Rover bodyshell was abandoned after almost five years of development. This was received very well by the trade, as a sign that their needs were actually being listened to.