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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:59 pm 
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Year and Trim: 1990 SSE
I got this 1956 Austin FX3 London taxicab from my neighbor as payment for painting, etc. It wasn't something I wanted so I'm flipping it. It's amazing how solid it is and all the little trim bits are there. That's the luggage compartment where we would normally have a driver's seat. It's all factory original except the paint of course. It was used by a local restaurant owner placed outside his various restaurants. Here I thought my '89 Bonneville SSE that I had in '15 was an oldie.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:07 pm 
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Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Year and Trim: 2003 SSEi
Wow, that is really cool! What a great project to play around with!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:51 pm 
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Location: Margate, England.
Year and Trim: 1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88

1989 Buick Le Sabre
I rode in a few of these when I was a boy. there were a couple still in service in the town my grandparents lived in. They rarely saw more than ten years service as a London Hackney Carriage, the annual Public Carriage Office inspection was so severe mostly they were sold on to provincial town taxi drivers. And it seems quite a few made it to other parts of the world.
I think yours has a Perkins diesel engine?.
Tell us more about it before you move it on. Taxi cabs of that vintage are rare even in the UK! :)

Update, 2/13/21 the British licence plate (number plate to us brits :) ) shows it was first registered in central London, as probably most FX3's were. The licence plate normally stays with the car until it is scrapped or permanently exported. You can change it for a vanity plate as long as the new plate doesn't indicate a newer vehicle.

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