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Austin Taxi FX3
The 'Austin' FX3 Taxi was a project by Mann and Overton and built by Carbodies in Coventry. However, it was designed by Austin's Jim Stanfield, and used an Austin chassis and 2199cc engine. Produced from 1948 until 1958, the FX3 sold 13700 units but did not carry a 'Flying A' badge because it was a Carbodies product.
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Austin FX3 Taxi - badge. The FX3 did not carry a 'Flying A' badge because it was a Carbodies product, even though mechanically it was an Austin.

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Austin FX3 Taxi. Behind this grille was a 2199cc ohv 4-cylinder engine that had been introduced in 1945 for the Austin 16, and went onto to be used in the Austin A70.

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Austin FX3 Taxi

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Austin FX3 Taxi. The 'Austin' FX3 Taxi was a project by Mann and Overton and built by Carbodies in Coventry. However, it was designed by Austin's Jim Stanfield, and used an Austin chassis and 2199cc engine.

Austin FX3 Taxi rear
Austin FX3 Taxi. Produced from 1948 until 1958, the FX3 sold 13700 units. FX3s were not fitted with a front nearside door, as this was used for storing luggage.

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Austin FX4 Taxi. Designed by Eric Bailey (Austin) with Jake Donaldson ( Carbodies), underneath the FX4 was mechanically as the FX3 with an auto transmission 2.2litre diesel engine as standard. The small rear lights and 'bunny ears' roof indicators pre-date the 1968 upgrade.

Austin Hire Car FL1 front
Austin FL1 Hire Car. The FX3 Taxi could also be ordered as the 'FL1 Hire Car' which came with nearside front door and seatiing for a passenger

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Austin FL1 Hire Car.

key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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