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Rare & Classic Car Parts

Believe it or not, I was reliably advised to locate a wiring loom for the 1959 Beardmore all the way from America!

It can be adapted to fit my vehicle, whereas the cheapest one I could locate in the UK was far more expensive.

She will be up and running correctly later on this year.

Have You Read This?

Here's a fascinating article on The Grandest White House Weddings:

While these may be some of the most grandiose nuptial affairs in history, outside the dreams of us mere mortals, there are still plenty of more modest ways of making your special day complete. How about, for instance, an added extra such as a traditional White London Taxi Cab to make your special day complete?

Contact to enquire whether we have available dates to suit your needs!

History of the two London Cabs for Prospective Wedding Couples

The White Fairway London taxi was first registered on the 14/10/1994 and was made by Carbodies of Coventry.  It has the usual partition that London cabs have between the driver and customer, in this case the wedding couple.

The White Fairway London taxi 

It sits five in the rear compartment, three persons on the bench seat and two pull down seats, ideal for bridesmaids, with a step that can be attached to the outside making easy access for long dresses!  Please note it only has seat belts for four persons in the back.

It worked the streets of London until I purchased it in 2010.  The automatic gearbox has been overhauled and the vehicle has a current MOT, is taxed and insured. 

The Beardmore London taxi was first registered on the 18/12/1959 and is completely original and has a Ford Consul petrol engine .  Goodwyn Taxi Cabs Ltd of 16 Wimpole Street London bought the cab for approximately ¬£900 which in those days was a lot of money!  The cab was kept in their ownership until 1962 when it was sold to a London cab driver and was retired from London service in the early 1970's. 

I purchased it from a private owner in 2018, it sits four passengers in the rear compartment with the partition between the customer and driver.  No seat belts in the rear.  All legal due to the age of the vehicle.  It is a two tone colour of Black and Maroon and is classed as a historic vehicle.  It does however, (although not legally required) have a current MOT and is insured  It has a working taxi meter which shows the price of a fare in pounds, shillings and pence! 

The Beardmore London taxi

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