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LTI Fairway

LTI Fairway in Basic Instinct 2, Movie, 2006 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

LTI Fairway

Position 00:53:33 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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Ddey65 US

2006-04-09 02:27

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Okay, Britons. Who's been manufacturing these cabs for more than half a century?

firebird86 US

2006-04-09 02:40

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Can a Floridian say Austin?

stronghold EN

2006-04-09 10:05

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Can a Londoner who's seen them all of his life..say Austin FX4.!

firebird86 US

2006-04-09 17:55

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way to go stronghold. :lol: Ive never seen one in Florida, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes,

-- Last edit: 2006-04-09 18:11:33

Sunbar UK

2006-04-09 18:46

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Ddey65 wrote Okay, Britons. Who's been manufacturing these cabs for more than half a century?



The actual manufacturer was 'Carbodies' in Coventry. ;)

Austin gave them the contract to build their London cabs in about 1948. By about 1974 they were completely independant and selling them as 'Carbodies' FX4 and continued to do this until they were re-named LTI (London Taxis International) in 1985. I worked with them in the early 1980s when they were developing a replacement based on the Range Rover but it never got approval. They were completely separate from Austin-Morris/BMC/Leyland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_FX4

I certainly believe from sometime in the 1980s the FX4 were all 'Carbodies' or 'LTI' and not 'Austin'.


-- Last edit: 2006-04-09 19:10:44

Saturn Simon UK

2006-04-10 19:10

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Yes, this is not an Austin. It is a much later LTI Fairway. Probably early '90s although the number plate is blurred.

antp BE

2006-05-08 00:20

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Few others:

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