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1982 Carbodies FX4R

1982 Carbodies FX4R in Half Moon Street, Movie, 1986 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1982 Carbodies FX4R

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

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G-MANN UK

2014-03-21 01:37

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From the 1982-84 period when black cabs were badged as 'Carbodies'

Possibly the same one:

[Image: halfmoonstreetfx43.jpg]

A different one (has a vinyl roof):

[Image: halfmoonstreetfx48.jpg]

The vehicle details for RJD 335Y are:
Date of Liability 01 05 1999
Date of First Registration 03 05 1983
Year of Manufacture 1983
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2286cc
Fuel Type HEAVY OIL
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour BLACK

A Q-reg Carbodies:

[Image: halfmoonstreetfx49.jpg]

From http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/cars/austin/fx4fl2/the-cars-austin-fl2fx4/:

Quote Clearly, there was a need to address the FX4R’s problems, but to Lockhart’s dismay (and also to that of Land Rover’s own engineers), BL took little interest in helping to resolve the issues surrounding the engine. The reality of the situation, of course, was that BL was in turmoil at the time, and could not readily turn its attention to what it saw as third-party problems. Carbodies took the extraordinary step of setting up an operation to remanufacture second-hand cabs: brand new bodywork and recoditioned suspension components were fitted to refurbished chassis, and a new ex-Austin engine – freshly imported from Standard in India! – was installed.
These cabs were re-registered on Q-prefix number plates and sold directly by Carbodies, through a London-based dealership called Rebuilt Cabs Ltd, for £1500 less than the cost of a new FX4R. Their unusual registrations saw these models referred to as the “FX4Q”, and while lacking the newer model’s power steering, they proved to be a popular alternative to the FX4R.


The vehicle details for Q432 GKV are:
Date of Liability 13 07 1997
Date of First Registration 08 06 1984
Year of Manufacture 1984
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2520cc
Fuel Type HEAVY OIL
Export Marker Y
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour BLACK

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