Road vehicle; Carbodies FX4S Plus Taxi registration mark E272 MYL, 1988
Black FX4S Plus Carbodies taxi, registration E272MYL with 5 doors and seating for 5 passengers plus a driver. Rounded edges and illuminating 'taxi' sign on vehicle roof.
Simple name : Road vehicle
Date : 1988
Collection : Vehicles
Reference number : 2007/8701 part 0
Associated company :
- Mann and Overton
- London Taxis International
Carbodies Ltd : 1988
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The FX4S Plus, a modified version of the earlier FX-type, was introduced in September 1987. FX-type taxicabs were in production from 1958 to 1997 and became a familiar sight on London's streets.
The 'Knowledge of London' was a test for cab drivers, introduced in the mid nineteenth century after complaints about their navigation. Passing the Knowledge, which involves detailed recall of London streets and destinations, is still a requirement of becoming a licensed taxi driver.
This taxi was donated to the Museum in 2007 by its former owner, Steve Sutherland. He worked as a London cabby for over 30 years.
licensed to carry 5 plus driver
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