Classic Cars from United Kingdom

Classic Cars / Alvis / Car for sale

1939 Austin Heavy 12/4 Low Loader London Taxi

Sale price: £22,000.00 make an offer

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

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Alvis
Model: Heavy 12/4 Low Loader London Taxi
Year: 1939
Type: Standard Car
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Got questions? Ask here!

Do you like this car?

  • 5 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 2 stars
  • 1 stars

1939 Austin Heavy 12/4 Low Loader London Taxi for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2) based on 124 votes
1939 Austin Heavy 12/4 Low Loader London Taxi Photo
  • 1939 Austin Heavy 12/4 Low Loader London Taxi
  • 1939 Austin Heavy 12/4 Low Loader London Taxi
  • 1939 Austin Heavy 12/4 Low Loader London Taxi
  • 1939 Austin Heavy 12/4 Low Loader London Taxi
  • 1939 Austin Heavy 12/4 Low Loader London Taxi
  • 1939 Austin Heavy 12/4 Low Loader London Taxi
  • 1939 Austin Heavy 12/4 Low Loader London Taxi

For sale by auction on Saturday 12 March 2016 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
Formerly the property of the late Alan Withey. the president of
the London Vintage Taxi Association

The 'Low Loader' as it was generally known in the London cab
trade was the most widespread model of taxi in London during the
1930s with over 4. 00 being built between 1934 and 1939. Several
makers produced bodies for the Low Loader. the most common being
Jones Brothers of Westbourne Grove and Strachan of Acton. This
particular taxi was built by Strachan for the fleet of the London
General Cab Company of Brixton who trimmed the taxi themselves to a
more economical standard. The 'General' Strachan body is identified
by the oval rear window and the absence of an armrest in the rear
seat and is equipped with a side valve four-cylinder engine and a
four speed manual gearbox with synchromesh on third and fourth
gear. a worm drive rear axle and rod-operated brakes.

Information supplied by the London Vintage Taxi Association www. lvta. co. uk

Acquired by the late Alan Withey in 1975 in largely original
condition. he meticulously renovated the taxi over several years.
When completed it was considered to be the finest example of a
pre-war London taxi on the road. This taxi has appeared in numerous
television shows and films including 'One of our Dinosaurs is
Missing' starring Derek Nimmo and Peter Ustinov and 'Lassiter'
starring Tom Selleck and Jane Seymour. Taking into account the age
of this Austin. it is still in very good order today and comes
complete with an Argo mechanical taximeter. correct for the
period. Also supplied with a V5C registration document. a
buff logbook and some previous MoT's.


Also published at eBay.co.uk

Want to buy this car?

Comments and questions to the seller:

Name E-mail
Text
Antispam code: (enter the number)

Other classic Alvis cars offered via internet auctions:

Latest arrivals:

1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 9 $189,900.00
1954 Ford Crestline Victoria 1954 Ford Crestline Victoria 12 $US $8,100.00
1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 9 $189,900.00
1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 9 $189,900.00
1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 9 $189,900.00
1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 10 $189,900.00
1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 10 $189,900.00
1959 Cadillac DeVille Series 62 1959 Cadillac DeVille Series 62 12 $US $13,900.00
1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 10 $189,900.00
1975 Cadillac Eldorado Purchased by Elvis Presley for Myrna Smith 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Purchased by Elvis Presley for Myrna Smith 12 $139,999.00
1955 Cadillac Other 1955 Cadillac Other 21 $US $10,101.00
1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 1971 Mercedes-Benz Other 10 $189,900.00
1975 Cadillac Eldorado Purchased by Elvis Presley for Myrna Smith 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Purchased by Elvis Presley for Myrna Smith 12 $139,999.00
1975 Cadillac Eldorado Purchased by Elvis Presley for Myrna Smith 1975 Cadillac Eldorado Purchased by Elvis Presley for Myrna Smith 12 $139,999.00
1955 Cadillac 60 Special 1955 Cadillac 60 Special 21 $US $7,100.00
1967 GMC 1/2 Ton 1500 1967 GMC 1/2 Ton 1500 21 $US $9,100.00
1956 Lincoln Continental 1956 Lincoln Continental 12 $59,250.00
1956 Lincoln Continental 1956 Lincoln Continental 12 $59,250.00
1934 Alvis Speed 20 SC Drop Head Coupe 1934 Alvis Speed 20 SC Drop Head Coupe 12 £99,950.00
1975 Cadillac Eldorado 1975 Cadillac Eldorado 6 $6,500.00