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1987 LTI FX4Q

1987 LTI FX4Q in Rosamunde Pilcher - Lichterspiele, Movie made for TV, 1996 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1987 LTI FX4Q

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

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Lateef NO

2017-01-28 12:19

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Q868 GRW is listed as a 1987 Carbodies on DVLA - however, I believe these weren't made past 1985?

dsl SX

2017-01-28 14:12

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Q prefix plates are dodgy - used for things with uncertain origin and mongrels - rebuilds, kit cars, stolen recovery, lost identity/paperwork etc. Carbodies did a series of FX4 rebuilds as FX4Q which might fit

"A Q-reg Carbodies:
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From http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/cars/austin/fx4fl2/the-cars-austin-fl2fx4/:

Quote ... there was a need to address the FX4Rs problems, but BL took little interest in helping to resolve the issues surrounding the engine. 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 reconditioned 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 models 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
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(from /vehicle_687447-Carbodies-FX4R-1982.html). Interesting that both this one and the linked example have Coventry/Warwickshire plates ....

-- Last edit: 2017-01-28 14:14:53

Sandie SX

2017-01-28 15:28

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Lateef wrote Q868 GRW is listed as a 1987 Carbodies on DVLA - however, I believe these weren't made past 1985?


All of them are registered as Carbodies up to 1997 and the end of the Fairways.

We've had this one before, and I just listed it as an LTI FX4Q because of how late it was:
/vehicle_835153-LTI-FX4Q-1987.html

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