Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. They continued production until when London Taxis International took over the rights to the FX4 – and they produced it until Ford Zephyr MkII convertible. Views Read Edit View history. As part of a programme to develop a replacement model, AP Lockheed were commissioned to design and develop front disc brakes, and in conjunction, GKN designed a new suspension system to allow disc brakes to be fitted whilst maintaining the mandatory 7. It did, however convert the Conquest saloon into a drophead , using the same methods they used on Fords and Austin and also made a drophead coupe body for the Daimler Conquest Roadster and made bodies for the Daimler Majestic and Majestic Major saloons.
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For people with hearing problems it has an induction loop incorporated in the intercom system. The FL2 and the FX4 were also sold to private customers.
Introduced at the same time as the FX4, it was aimed at the private hire, limousine and funeral trade and this market was the main reason why the petrol engine was offered in the vehicle. The Austin FX4 is a taxicab that was produced from until InCarbodies began manufacturing the body and carrying out the assembly, finishing and delivery of the most important vehicle in their history, the Austin FX4 taxi.
Further contracts undertaken during the 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 fairwwy become more important for the company. In February the Fairway was introduced.
Like the FX3, the FX4 had a separate chassis, but with independent front suspension and dual-circuit hydraulic brakes. They also developed a system for turning ,ti all-steel saloon cars into convertibles.
The TimesTuesday, Jul 24, ; pg. In Carbodies take responsibility for the complete manufacture of the FX4 taxicab, after British Leyland lost interest in it.
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The new model was called the FX4S. Although it was intended for Carbodies to become the manufacturing plant for Daimler steel bodies, this was never fulfilled. Rather than make bespoke bodies to individual designs, Carbodies set out ltu produce vairway to a number of standardised designs for car companies that did not have their own coachbuilding facilities.
Ina new model of taxicab, the TX1 was introduced as a successor to the FX4. 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.
Carbodies selected the Land Rover cc diesel engine in its place and also offered the similar-sized Land Rover petrol engine as an option. The petrol engine was discontinued in The FL2 designation was dropped aroundbut limousine versions of the Fairway were ordered, the most prominent being that belonging to the Crown Prince of Tonga.
In lateonly six of the earlier Rover or Fariway cabs remained in service the street, most having covered more than a million miles each. A six-door version of the FX4S was also built.
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For the successor company, see London EV Company. The first model of FX4 was fitted with a fsirway Austin diesel engine and a Borg-Warner automatic transmission.
In Carbodies bought the FX4 chassis assembly line from British Leyland ‘s Adderley ParkBirmingham factory and moved it to Coventry, making them complete manufacturers of the FX4, in actuality if not in name. This in turn was replaced in by the TX4. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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It did, however convert the Conquest saloon into a dropheadusing the same methods they used on Fords and Austin and also made a drophead coupe body for the Daimler Conquest Fairwy and made bodies for the Daimler Majestic and Majestic Major saloons. Between and the It’s on the Meter expedition drove a heavily modified FX4 43, It had forward-facing occasional seats, a second front seat and carried no roof sign. Inthe cab was altered, to offer a new version in place of the abandoned replacement model [ clarification needed ] and to amend some shortcomings of the original.
It was sold by Austin from untilwhen Carbodieswho had been producing the FX4 for Austin, took over the intellectual rights to the car. During World War II the company made bodies for military vehicles.