Our vehicles are very unusual – wherever we go people will stop and ask us about the cars. The usual reaction we get is “Wow look at all the room in the back!” and “It’s so cute!” As we drive around Southern California people will look and smile or give us the thumbs up. About once a month we are approached by someone who wants to buy the cars. The last one was a request from a gentlemen who owns a taxi service in San Diego. With so much attention the car is ideal for weddings, an outing for that special person or client and a great way to promote a business. Call us on (951) 491-5057, let us know how we can help and we will go the extra mile to make sure your special occasion is truly special.
We trust that the photographs of our vehicles do them justice. As they are such an unusual sight in Southern California, wherever we take them they generate a huge amount of interest and surprise , mainly at how much room there is in the passenger compartment. The cars don’t have a front passenger seat as this is where the luggage is carried when they are used as taxis in London. There is virtually no “boot” (trunk) space – enough for a few bottles of wine – which makes for great leg room for our clients!
A note for car enthusiasts –
Our vehicles’ design , the TX range, was first introduced on to the streets of London in 1997 to replace the ageing Austin FX4 and has much of the original charismatic appeal of the original Austins. Both of our cars are TX2s. In 2004 LTI (London Taxi International, the vehicle manufacturer) exported approximately 250 to North America, complete with left-hand drives. We were fortunate in finding 2, one in Florida and the other in New Jersey. Examples like ours remained in production until 2006 when the TX4 was introduced – there was no TX3 . So with no more being imported into the USA (or at least until 2032, when they’re over 25 years old!), we are a rare breed indeed!