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1990 LTI Fairway

1990 LTI Fairway in A Few Best Men, Movie, 2011 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1990 LTI Fairway

Position 00:06:30 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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antp BE

2012-05-27 23:34

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DVLA info for H315 XYW:

Date of Liability 01 01 2013
Date of First Registration 21 09 1990
Year of Manufacture 1990
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2664cc

Sandie SX

2012-05-27 23:35

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Fairway by the date and Nissan diesel engine.

antp BE

2012-05-27 23:53

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Registered as Carbodies though

Sandie SX

2012-05-28 00:09

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Everything from 1982-97 is listed on plate checking sites as Carbodies. On here it seems to be that 1982-84 is Carbodies and 1984+ is LTI. I have no view on what is correct as I don't really particularly know much on the subject.

Discussed here: /vehicle_419907-Carbodies-FX4-1982.html and /vehicle_122165-LTI-FX4R-1983.html

-- Last edit: 2012-05-28 00:14:28

G-MANN UK

2012-05-29 21:35

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From http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/2011/07/12/the-cars-austin-fl2fx4/

"By 1982, with Carbodies now responsible for building the taxi and marketing it outside London, and with a Land Rover engine soon to appear under the bonnet, the Austin badge on the grille was looking like something of an irrelevance. Ever since the company had stopped building the Triumph 2000 estate in 1977, the FX4 had increasingly become the focus of Carbodies’ activity. With peripheral projects such as the ex-Crayford Cortina Coupe conversion, now abandoned, Lockhart felt it was time for Carbodies to claim the FX4 as its own, and in truth, BL were all too happy to cut it loose.

Carbodies acquired the intellectual property rights and having gained National Type Approval for the FX4, their SMMT classification was upgraded from “bodymaker” to “manufacturer”. Thus, when the FX4R was announced in the autumn of 1982, it proudly carried a “Carbodies” badge on its grille in place of the Austin one, but it was hardly an auspicious debut."

"When Mann and Overton’s parent company Lloyds Bowmaker decided to sell off the retail arm in 1984, Lockhart successfully persuaded Dennis Poore to snap it up. As a result, a new umbrella company – London Taxis International (LTI) – was formed, incorporating Carbodies as the manufacturer and Mann and Overton as the retailer."

"Nov 1985 FX4S: 2.5-litre Land Rover engine replaces the FX4R’s unreliable 2286cc unit... Outwardly identifiable by its black bumpers and “LTI” badges"

-- Last edit: 2012-05-29 21:48:42

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