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1933 Austin London Taxi Landaulette

Sale price: £22,250.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Austin
Model: London Taxi Landaulette
Year: 1933
Type: Other
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1933 Austin London Taxi Landaulette for sale

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  • 1933 Austin London Taxi Landaulette
  • 1933 Austin London Taxi Landaulette
  • 1933 Austin London Taxi Landaulette
  • 1933 Austin London Taxi Landaulette
  • 1933 Austin London Taxi Landaulette
  • 1933 Austin London Taxi Landaulette
  • 1933 Austin London Taxi Landaulette
  • 1933 Austin London Taxi Landaulette
  • 1933 Austin London Taxi Landaulette

For sale by auction on Saturday 29 November 2014 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The iconic 'London Taxi' has been
ferrying people around London for over 100 years. The name 'Taxi'
was derived from the French word 'Hacquenée' meaning a' horse for
hire'-hence the term Hackney cab. The car dealer Mann and Overton
director Will Overton. who had been selling cabs in London since
1906. approached Herbert Austin about modifying the Austin 12/4
chassis so that it would comply with the London 'Conditions of
Fitness' required for all Taxi' and a collaboration was agreed.
Because the overall height of the Taxi was higher than the
competition. it received the nick name 'High Lot' or 'Upright
Grand' as this design gave the top hat customers plenty of headroom
and was soon outselling the Bearmore and Morris-Commercials
versions. Building on its success a new model the 'Low Loader' was
introduced in 1934.

This outstanding Taxi was originally
purchased by R. Thackray Ltd on 5th May 1933. Clearly a restoration has been
carried out and she presents in lovely condition. It is fitted with
a very rare fare-meter (circa 1910) together with a meter-lamp. A
copy of the original tariff is displayed in the passenger area. The
landaulette style body allows for the rear of the roof to be folded
down in good weather giving a light and airy feel to the rear
compartment. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT
test certificate valid until 24th August 2015. this interesting 'High Lot'
Taxi is a true piece of London history. Rarely is such a vehicle
offered to the market place. this is sure to attract attention from
collectors and historians alike.



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