Lot 395: Austin FX4D
This London Cab is from the last year of its body style. Power is provided by a thrifty 2.2-liter diesel. It is black by custom, there being no requirement to use that color. The interior is brown. The car is in operating condition and includes the Taxi hood nacelle that can be lighted to show when the carriage is available. It also has a For Hire sign that can be illuminated, in order to be read through the side window. The front passenger seat fold flush to increase luggage carrying ability. There is a British Certificate of Motor Insurance on the dashboard. Fold down jump seats allow a rear compartment carrying capacity of five. On the bulkhead between the driver and passenger areas, there is a London Metropolitan Police Fare Table.
This unusual lot will allow a new owner and his friends to feel like they are starring in a vintage British film, whether acting as driver or passenger, and certainly fell in line with Sam's penchant for unique and quirky vehicles.
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Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||$3510|
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