1949 Austin FX3
Other Car for sale in Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
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1949 AUSTIN ENGLISH TAXI - RARE CLASSIC CAR
The Austin FX3 is a taxicab that was sold in the United Kingdom by Austin from 1948 to 1958. It was designed to comply with the Metropolitan Police Conditions of Fitness for London taxicabs, but was used in other towns and cities in the UK. It was commissioned from Austin by taxi dealers Mann & Overton and built by Carbodies of Coventry on a chassis supplied by Austin. 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.The FX3s manual transmission has four forward speeds plus reverse, with synchromesh on all but first gear.
Runs great. Used for Special Events as a Get-a-Way Car. Clean Title. Recent repair history on file.
Sold AS-IS-WHERE-IS and with all faults. Buyer is responsible for shipping.
Price is negotiable.
Classic Car ID101147813
ConditionGood mechanical condition, Meters works, some cosmetic defects to the interior carpet. Used primarily for special events as a get-a-way car.
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