I’ve decided to sell it. My black cab is for sale. [update - it sold! but here's another London Black Taxi for sale in the USA] It’s a riot – it really has been fun. I’ve enjoyed the wrestling with clutches, figuring out how to get it inspected, and show-boating about in it.
Most of my friends tell me I should keep it forever, and they’re right -I’ve always wanted one since I got to the United States, more so when I start to get homesick in the summer. I say homesick, I probably just mean “want to be anywhere further away from the Equator than here” sick.
There’s nothing wrong with it – I’ve got it into a condition where it starts, goes and stops right on cue, and it’s the shiniest it’s been in a long while. Check out the latest photos of my London Taxi. I half heartedly put an ad on craigslist a week ago, and showed it to a few people this week.
If you know anyone who wants to get an unusual Christmas present for the friend who has everything, a working London Cab is my suggestion.
$5,000 and it’s yours – drop me a line.
Fun facts about my taxi:
- 2.2l Leyland diesel engine
- 4 speed manual transmission
- New clutch and a squillion other things
- It lived in a museum for 25 years
- It has suicide doors and jump seats
- There are advertisements for cigarettes in the back
- There’s a parts place in Dallas TX
- It’s older than my sister