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Old 23rd January 2014, 19:46   #31
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New taxi being road tested at Coventry, clicked this morning 23/01/2014 at Coventry, UK (incidentally it was morning there in the U.K. till a few hours back) and posted by Mr Rob Foskett on FB.

According to Rob, LTI ( London Taxis International ) is now owned by a Chinese company and they are building taxis in China, as well as here in Coventry. So how long the Coventry plant will be there is anyone's guess.

Incidentally, this car factory is the last one surviving in Coventry (once an auto manufacturing hub).

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Some of the finer points and attention to details, as observed in British cars are sorely missed. These features have left deep imprints in the world of automobile history and have become passe now. Here are some of the many features from British cars of yore, that contribute to their iconic image till today.
....leather upholstery.Our Landmasters, Hindustan 10's and 14's were as a rule fitted with leather upholstery as these were assembled from CKD/SKD kits received from the U.K.
All round nostalgia for me seeing this compilation. I went down memory lane, rather forced, and saw black and white memory images of many of these cars which once ran through the narrow roads of Trivandrum. It made me even smell those upholstery and that of the petrol vapour so reminiscent of those cars.
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