For sale: a London Taxis International Fairway – aka a London Black Cab, here in the USA. The owner is in Syracuse, New York, and he has decided to part with his X Reg cab that was rebuilt, lovingly restored and imported by LTE.
- LTI Fairway – London Black Cab
- 1982 with 1995 internals (ask Joe for details)
- 2.7l Nissan Diesel engine
- Restored in 2011
- Black immaculate paintwork
- Restored interior
- Automatic transmission
- Right hand drive
- AC in driver and passenger compartments
- Price on application – call Joe at 315-307-1494
Joe had no plans to sell his car, and thus no expense was spared in the restoration – it really looks like it has a great body and interior as you can see from the photos below. In addition, Joe reports it has new major mechanical systems to compliment the unstoppable Nissan TD27 – a 2.7l diesel engine that will run for half a million miles or more in strenuous stop and go traffic.
I must say that since this is the first cab I’ve seen in a long while in the USA with working AC, I was tempted to buy it myself. Then I could use it as a daily driver to promote my business, titillate the kids and possibly set it up as a wedding limo too. Although I could just as easily rent it out by the hour in a peer-to-peer car sharing network with GetAround.com and not have to deal with any more wedding planners than absolutely necessary. But alas, we already have one more car than drivers in our house, and two more cars than available parking spaces, so I’m going to have to pass.
Here’s what Joe has to say about it in his own words:
” I imported a 82 (95) Fairway Driver from London Taxi Exports last year… It’s mechanically doing very well after a full going over before shipping. Bodywise is acceptable…looking quite nice but needing to be watched closely at door bottoms. All wings are new fiberglass replacements. It also has a new A/C unit, new tires, brakes, exhaust and cooling system. ”
The bottoms of all black cab doors need strong care – this is not at all unusual.
” I went for it because I preferred not to buy one that needed a complete overhaul right out of the gate. It may also be obvious to you that this is not really an ’82. LTE puts them through what they call an “aging process” ..sort of a don’t ask don’t tell routine. So it is in fact a ’95 last on the streets of Knightbridge London. LTE told me that all will be checked through and repairs made as needed and this they did. They also reported that all rust areas were repaired and any existing rust was surface only…
“…Hella is the name of the German A/C. There was no indication of a previously installed factory unit as all engine bay components are brand new…. it blows really cold and is very strong. My niece tells me that some cooling blows through the small duct opening at the base of the passenger compartment wall but I just slide the back glass open and the entire front and back are well cooled in short order”
If you’re interested, give Joe a call at 315-307-1494. If you want to sell your London Taxi in the USA, get in touch. I’m happy to oblige.