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1960 Plymouth Taxi Special

1960 Plymouth Taxi Special in The Twilight Zone, TV Series, 1959-1964 IMDB Ep. 3.12

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US

1960 Plymouth Taxi Special

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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Commander 57 US

2009-08-25 17:28

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This should be labeled "Fleet Special" to be completely correct.
That model was a de-trimmed Savoy built specfically for commercial use such as police cars and taxis.

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DT83 US

2009-08-25 18:17

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The "Taxi Special" was it's own model though, up until 1961, according to what it says on Wikipedia. I assume it'd be badged as such seen as it's a Taxi.

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Commander 57 US

2009-08-25 19:24

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I base my comment on both the period NADA used car guide (I have them all the way back to 1939!) and "The Standard Catalog of American Cars". Neither mentions a "Taxi Special" as either a model or a trim package.
(Wikipedia is not renown for complete accuracy although it is a great general tool for basic info.)

vilero ES

2009-09-01 09:02

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Maybe the name would be "Special Taxi" instead of "Taxi Special" but, at least for '59 and '60 it was a specific Plymouth model
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Commander 57 US

2009-09-01 15:41

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Interesting. Had never seen those references before.

Could still be under the formal "Fleet Special" heading as those cars were intended for fleet use, as police cars, cabs, etc.
While Plymouth ads may have referred to taxi "models" I still doubt there was a formal series with that name in them.
I would think they only had special taxi equipment "packages", so to speak.
Are you aware of separate model numbers?
(Then again, the Fleet Specials used Savoy numbers.)

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tv boy US

2013-04-01 15:14

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