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In all, more than 75, FX4s were built.
It formerly traded as London Taxis International and Carbodies. This made fqirway FX4 a faster and more reliable cab. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The new model was called the FX4S.
Retrieved 3 Lfi More than 7, FX3s, mainly destined for London, were produced over 10 years. During World War II the company made bodies for military vehicles.
It could also be ordered with special trim at extra cost. In February the Fairway was introduced.
This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat The chassis problem, which was also occurring on late model Austins, was traced to a manufacturing fault. The interior oti also changed, with black vinyl seats and an altered partition to give the driver more legroom.
Further contracts undertaken during ltj s and early s were the conversion of Humber Hawk and Super SnipeSinger Vogue and Triumph saloons into estate carsbut gradually, as contract work on private cars and commercial vehicles fell away, the FX4 taxi would become more important for the company.
Morris — Nuffield Oxford Taxi —53 Winchester — In the s, they supplied bodies for RoverInvicta and Railtonbut by far their biggest and most faairway customer in that decade was the Rootes Group. A six-door version of the FX4S was also built. Humber Super Snipe Estate.
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In Carbodies take responsibility for the complete manufacture of the FX4 taxicab, after British Leyland lost interest in it. The scale of a new contract to build bodies for faiwray MG M-Type Midget meant that they needed larger premises and inthey moved to a larger site on Holyhead Road, where they remain to this day.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Carbodies also supplied prototype bodies and tooling, projects including the Jaguar E-type bonnet and panels for TriumphAriel and BSA motorcycles and scooters.
This article needs additional citations for verification. In order to regain lost sales due to the FX4R’s failure, Carbodies took old chassis and suspension components and refurbished them, fitting new bodywork and the original-type cc diesel engines re-imported from India. It had forward-facing occasional seats, a second front seat and carried no roof sign.
Retrieved from ” https: A new model of taxi, the CR6, based on a Range Rover bodyshell was abandoned after almost five years of development.
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It also has an intermediate step and swivel-out seat for passengers with moderate walking difficulties.
LTI (London Taxis International) History
The FX4S was superseded in by the FX4S-Plus,  which had a rear compartment redesigned to allow five passengers, the trim changed to grey. The TimesTuesday, Ltii 24, ; pg. The petrol engine was discontinued in For people with hearing problems it has an induction loop incorporated in the intercom system.