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Austin FX3 Taxi

Austin FX3 Taxi in Dial M for Murder, Movie, 1954 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK — Made for: USA

Austin FX3 Taxi

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

Comments about this vehicle


Raul1983 FI

2010-11-27 15:38


[Image: 272963-m2.jpg]

G-MANN wrote If it's a 2-star car I think it's worth listing, at least to give people a chance of identifying it (there must be a chance). If no one ever gets, then maybe it can be deleted.

Sunbar wrote ....agreed it is possible that the dashboard or instruments can be recognised and a manufacturer and model identified in the future.

This is where any picture captures of internal details are useful to confirm additional details of models where normally only the outside is seen in the movie. As has been pointed-out before IMCDb is useful for showing the rear of vehicles where normally pictures on the internet will be 'front-side'. Adding thumbnails of interiors increases the amount of information for identification still further.

johnfromstaffs EN

2010-12-01 21:12


I have been scratching my head about this for a while now. It's odd, because: -

1) The man in the thumbnail looks to be sitting in the back of an FX3, or possibly an FL1 Hire car.
2) The only dashboard I have been able to find in an FX3 picture is nothing like that.
3) The steering wheel of the vehicle is on the right, but the instruments are on the left, if you look at the curvature of the windscreen lower beading, they are not central.

I have no idea what it might be except to say that the steering wheel and the instruments have a Nuffield resemblance, but the Nuffield taxi has a flat base to the windscreen.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-12-01 21:14


Studio scenes were filmed at Warner Bros. in Los Angeles, so perhaps a "buck" (partial car body for back projection shots) made from an American car was converted to right hand drive. The view of the street looks like a painting, although it's hard to tell because of the poor image quality.

-- Last edit: 2010-12-01 21:17:55

johnfromstaffs EN

2010-12-01 21:22


I congratulate you on a logical interpretation of what we can see! I don't think that we can do anything more with it.

Raul1983 FI

2010-12-01 21:25


I'm sure there is a DVD quality version available. Untill someone replaces these pictures we can only guess what it is.

(inactive user)

2012-09-07 16:49


I replaced it with a better picture.

Here is the other view of the interior:

[Image: dp.jpg]

Sunbar UK

2016-11-21 12:13


johnfromstaffs had it right... :king:

The fascia and instrument panel are correct for a LHD Austin FX3...

[Image: austinfx3rhd.jpg]
RHD Austin FX3

Alexander wrote A few FX3 ran in New York in the 1950s, ...


So a US studio mock-up consisting of a LHD Austin FX3 interior with the steering wheel on the UK right side.

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-11-21 14:08



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