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1955  FOREIGN / EXOTIC  London Cab   FX-3 CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS in a NEW WINDOW

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1955   FOREIGN / EXOTIC
London Cab FX-3



This is a well restored London Cab. It runs great, has a great body, and should be a good investment. Below is a history of these popular Iconic, and very collectible, automobiles. The first prototype, the FX had a 1.8-litre sidevalve engine that proved inadequate for the job. The second prototype, the FX2 had a 1.8-litre petrol engine, but this was replaced by the third version, the FX3, which had a 2.2-litre ohv petrol engine. Fitted with an all-steel body from Carbodies the FX3 was registered as JXN 842, and it and the FX2 (registered as JXN 841) went on test in the summer of 1948. It was announced at the Commercial Motor Exhibition in the following November and went into full production in 1949.[1] Following on from previous designs of London taxi, the FX3 had a traditional 3-door body, with an open luggage platform rather than a front passenger seat beside the driver. The FX3 was fitted with mechanical brakes, with rod operation, beam axles on leaf springs and a built-in Jackall hydraulic jacking system. Like all London taxis, it has a tight turning circle of 25 ft (7.6m) diameter, as required by the Conditions of Fitness.[2] The petrol engine proved too expensive to run and a conversion to a Standard diesel engine was offered by taxi and bus proprietors Birch Brothers of Kentish Town.[3] A 3-litre Perkins engine was also offered and these, as well as pressure for Mann & Overton prompted the Austin Motor Company to develop their own diesel engine.[4] This appeared in 1956 and quickly became the most popular choice in the FX3. The FX3's manual transmission has four forward speeds plus reverse, with synchromesh on all but first gear. In 1957-1958 a series of automatic transmission test vehicles were manufactured, of which only two are known to survive. Outside London, cab operators in major UK cities like Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Liverpool ran FX3s, either bought new or when they were retired from service in the capital. Examples of four-door FX3s were known to run in Manchester, where, in common with every other UK local authority outside London [5] different taxi licensing regulations were enforced. Several FX3s were exported to Madrid, Spain and proved successful. Attempts to sell them to the USA were a failure. A Hire Car version, the FL1 was also made, which had four full doors, a bench front seat, column gearchange and an umbrella-type handbrake handle. The two occasional seats faced forward. A 'driveaway' chassis-cab was also supplied to outside coachbuilders. Several shooting brake ('woodie' ) bodies were made, as well as newspaper vans for the three London evening papers, the Star, News and Standard. A number of hearse bodies were also mounted on FL1 chassis by such coachbuilders as Simpson and Slater, Alpe and Saunders, Arthur Mulliner and Woodall Nicholson.[6] Undoubtedly the most remarkable body built on an FX3 chassis belonged to Armenian oil magnate Nubar Gulbenkian. Built by London coachbuilders FLM Panelcraft, it was an open-drive town car, with carriage lamps and wickerwork decoration on the body sides. It was reputed to have a Rolls-Royce engine, but this is uncertain. The FX3 was a popular model. Out of a combined production total of 12,435 [7] FX3 and FL1 models, 7,267[8] were licensed in London between 1948 and the end of production in 1958. The FX3 was replaced in 1958 by the Austin FX4, but continued in use in London until 1968. Many other examples ran for longer outside London. In turn, the FX4 ceased production in 1997 and was replaced by the TX series. The Austin FX3 is still sought after by collectors and enthusiasts of vintage London Transport. Several Austin FX3s have been shipped to the United States of America and to continental Europe by collectors, hobbyists and for use as advertisement icons.
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1968  FOREIGN / EXOTIC  Jaguar XKE 2+2 CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS in a NEW WINDOW

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1968   FOREIGN / EXOTIC
Jaguar XKE 2+2


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Twin Overhead Cam 6 Cylinder, 4 Speed, Disc Brakes, Factory Tach and Gauges, Wood Steering Wheel, Seat Belts Front And Rear, Wire Wheels, AM FM Radio. This is a totally restored, and stunning XKE. It has a completely rebuilt motor, drivetrain and brakes. The interior and carpets have been completely redone. The wire wheels and tires are also new. The high quality car cover shown is included. If you want this exotic car, looking just the way it came from the factory, this is your chance !!!

1982  FOREIGN / EXOTIC  Fiat Spider Convertible CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS in a NEW WINDOW

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1982   FOREIGN / EXOTIC
Fiat Spider Convertible



4 Cylinder, 5 Speed, Buckets, Console, Power Windows, Factory Tach and Gauges, Leather Wrap Steering Wheel, Woodgrain Dash and Console Trim, Remote Drivers Mirror, Driving Lights, AM FM Radio. This is a stunning Fiat Roadster. The body and interior are beautiful, and it runs like a new car. This is one of the best we have seen of this Iconic Roadster. Check it out, for it will be hard to find a nicer one !!

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