1957 Austin FX30
I say ole chap let's flag a hackney carriage, put all our bags in
the side chamber, and head on over to the ringing of Big Ben on the
hour and grab a spot of tea. I'd much rather take the cab than
legging it to the underground, otherwise by the time I get there
I'll be completely knackered.
For consignment, a project in the making, or a diamond in the
rough, in the form of an Austin FX30 from 1957. This car is
colloquially referred to as a hack or London cab. It will need some
TLC on all fronts to get it back to cracking status.
A semi-nearly complete and ready for paint, although missing some
exterior parts, (running boards which are not with this car), and
with this car, a bonnet and grille as well as boot lid and bumpers
and all is painted partially with primer. A right-hand driver there
is typically no door on the left passenger front which has been
left there for luggage storage. Larger doors are for the passengers
who can enjoy plenty of open space in the back.
A bomber style saddle brown leather bucket sits with a banjo styled
large steering wheel. This wheel fronts an original metal dash in
brown which supports patina gauges and knobs and pulls and a few
warning lights. No carpeting on the floors in front and in the rear
a thin mat is in. Also, a rear bench with lots o leg room also in
saddle leather and some tuck and rolling stretches from door to
door. Saddle leather also covers all the interior vertical surfaces
including the headliner and all is fairly tight.
A 2.2 liter diesel 4-cylinder engine powers this shuttle and a
4-speed manual transmission is on back. Currently this car is not
running, however has a rebuilt injection pump, and does not run
because it does not have all the essential parts assembled under
the hood (well missing hood!).
Lots of surface rust on the X frame, suspension parts and floor
pans. Also, plenty of corroded parts are noted. Leaf spring
suspension is all around and drum brakes are on all corners. The
brakes actually work, although with the engine in op, you'll not
A piece of iconic British history, somewhat in the making, and
searching for a restorer who has capable hands and some patience to
complete the job, and you will have something few in the US have.
Go ahead, Hack away!
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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vehicle in person.