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Vehicle - Vehicle - Automobile - Austin - Taxicab
Name Automobile, Austin, London Taxicab
Region Europe
Category Vehicle
Type Automobile
SubType Austin
Variety Taxicab
Manufacturer Austin (Details)
Era UK Era 3: The Big Four (1923-1947)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1930-1939



History: The Austin London Taxicab used a modified Austin Heavy Twelve-Four chassis clothed with new bodies designed by London's largest taxicab retailer and dealer Mann & Overton, and made for them by London coachbuilders. From 1930 to 1934 this first Austin London taxicab was colloquially known as the High Lot or Upright Grand. On a new chassis and thereby much lowered its appearance was revised in 1934 and it was renamed by Austin the Low Loading Taxi. From Wikipedia

Railroad/Company:
The Austin Motor Company Limited was a British manufacturer of motor vehicles, founded in 1905 by Herbert Austin. In 1952 it was merged with Morris Motors Limited in the new holding company British Motor Corporation (BMC) Limited, keeping its separate identity. The marque Austin was used until 1987. The trademark is currently owned by SAIC after being transferred from bankrupt subsidiary Nanjing Automotive which had acquired it with MG Rover Group in July 2005.

Item created by: CNW400 on 2020-02-14 09:17:28

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