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Austin Taxi

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Austin Taxi

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The FX4 Austin Taxi came into the Corgi range in 1960, two years after the real car went into production. Here we are 11 years later updating the old model with Whizzwheels. The real Austin FX4 remained in production for 39 years. In 1975 the model was moved to 1:36 scale and good old No. 418 was dropped.

This is a very successful model. It survives the transition to Whizzwheels better than most. It keeps the grey die-cast base and remains otherwise unchanged. Although one does suspect economies were being made on paint. Some of the other conversions appear to have a blobby and crude finish, this one has a purplish tinge, making one suspect that the pigments were of a poorer quality.

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