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1983 Carbodies FX4R

1983 Carbodies FX4R in Dempsey & Makepeace, TV Series, 1985-1986 IMDB Ep. 1.04

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1983 Carbodies FX4R

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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Sunbar UK

2008-01-22 20:21

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Not Fairway, that was introduced in February 1989

LTI FX4R from late 1982, it was the first vehicle badged Carbodies/LTI.

2286cc engine from Land Rover.

Make: CARBODIES
Year of manufacture: 1983
Model: TAXI/HIRE CAR
Engine size(CC): 2286

G-MANN UK

2008-01-22 20:26

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Apparentely FX4s were produced under the Carbodies name from 1982-84, then London Taxis International took over.

So will this be the first Carbodies FX4 on the site?

-- Last edit: 2008-01-22 20:26:23

Sunbar UK

2008-01-23 14:06

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The LTI/Carbodies naming has been discussed before.

With the introduction of LTI I think a 'Carbodies' badge was still used for some time until they were eventually badged 'LTI'.

I believe result was the decision was made that all would be listed as LTI rather than try to determine an exact split.

G-MANN UK

2008-01-23 14:07

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Why is it the DVLA lists many black cabs as "Carbodies"? Is it just that Carbodies is the maker but it is owned by LTI?

Sunbar UK

2008-01-23 15:18

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Carbodies is the manufacturer (in Coventry long established in areas other than taxis).

London Taxis International is the group controlling both Carbodies and all the retail sales and distribution.

antp BE

2008-01-23 18:19

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Sunbar wrote
I believe result was the decision was made that all would be listed as LTI rather than try to determine an exact split.


Yes, it is already difficult enough with the various models of these taxis which look all identicals, as anyway Carbodies and LTI are the same and especially because we already saw many errors in DVLA about these names (i.e. use of the wrong one for the given year).

Sunbar UK

2008-01-24 16:58

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The original discussion about LTI or Carbodies naming with more of the history is here...

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Without accurate information it is not possible to say when they were first actually badged as LTI.

banger134 EN

2010-06-22 10:59

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Carbodies badge is visable on the radiator grill

Sandie SX

2010-12-21 14:09

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Carbodies lasted well into the nineties depending on your source. LTI was formed as a parent company in 1985.

Just to confuse matters further they have changed their name again: http://www.london-taxis.co.uk/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=710&id=34

-- Last edit: 2010-12-21 14:11:06

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