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The Dinky Austin Taxi. Featured interior detail. later versions had spun hubs. The 2 tone colour scheme introduced in January 1956. Shown in the September 1956 Meccano Magazine. Renumbered from 40h. Priced at 3/6 on the February 1961 price list.

Based on the FX3 taxi cab that was made between 1928 and 1958. The real vehicle was designed for London taxicabs, but was used in other towns and cities in the UK. Commissioned by taxi dealers Mann & Overton it was built by Carbodies of Coventry on an Austin chassis.

The original price was 3/1 . It was available in yellow, yellow/green, light blue, dark blue finish. Released as Dinky 254 in 1954 withdrawn as Dinky 254 in 1962.

Base:

black painted cast base

Model features:

2 tone paint, detailed interior, driver, roof light

Origin:

Made in England

Packaging:

cardboard box

Vehicle make:

Austin

Vehicle model:

FX3

Vehicle type:

taxi

Vehicle year:

1948

Wheels:

cast ridged hubs, plain rubber tyres

Windows:

no windows

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