2004 London Taxi
2004 London Taxi International
2004 London Taxi International
London Taxis International (LTI) is a UK company based in Coventry that produces London taxis. The company was founded in 1919 under the name Carbodies…a company that produced car bodies. Since 1989, the company was known as London Taxis International (LTI). In October 2012 the company stopped production and filed for bankruptcy. In February 2013, the company was acquired by a Chinese company Geely, and in September was reinstated under the name The London Taxi Company. Lots of 2004 LTI TXII Taxis like Chauncy Fares have appeared in Cars 2 in London's streets, and one even appeared in the "Ye Left Turn Inn."
This wonderful example of the authentic London Taxi presents in very nice condition. Plenty of space to stretch out in this car or bring a whole lot of stuff with you on a trip. Converted to left hand drive, all you need to do is put diesel fuel in and you are in the hack business, in style!
British racing green covers this highly maneuverable small yet extremely spacious automobile. Interestingly, a total lack of brite work and chrome, has this present as a very utilitarian vehicle. Save for the front grille, which is in good condition. Two large rear passenger doors allow passenger access and egress, and this vehicle features a ramp for wheelchair access. A LONDON light appears on the roof, to note when the car is available and in use.
The cockpit has a slate gray cloth bucket for the driver. This bucket nestles neatly in a contemporary burl veneer over vinyl center console that rises to the dash, then fans out towards each door. Door panels have the same treatment, and electric windows are seen. An automatic shifter and plenty of lighting and power buttons pepper the console area, as well as the dash. An AM/FM/CD radio is inserted into the vertical part of the console. The front passenger seat has been intentionally omitted to allow room for bags or cargo. In the rear passenger area, gray leather mixed with cloth is seen throughout. A large bench seat stretches across the back, and two folding jump style seats are opposing the rear bench. All controls for the passengers are functioning perfectly.
The standard 4-cylinder diesel power plant is squeezed into the very well thought out engine bay. A 4-speed automatic transmission is attached and shifts smoothly as you race across town dodging pedestrians, and other traffic.
Very clean mostly rust free (some surface rust is present but certainly unremarkable) the seat pans are clean, and front disc brakes and rear drum brakes are noted.
A bloody wonderful example of the authentic London Taxi, in tip top shape from bonnet to boot. Somewhat of a very practical novelty, diesel power can run and run and run, all over town efficiently. Spread out and enjoy the ride, and yes, we do accept tips!
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This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.