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1956 Austin Taxi

The Proud owner of the 1956 Austin hackney Taxi, they stopped making this model in 1958.

This Taxi was saved from a scrap year and fully restore over 4 years period.

Austin Taxi driver seatI was asked to replace the headlining with a tan or golden headlining, on removing the side panels around the side of the Taxi, it was discovered that the headlining hidden under these panels were the headlining was protected from the elements was in fact originally a white vinyl headlining, the tan/golden colour was from the tar in cigarettes smoke, had over the year had stained the lining a brown colour

Taxi Headlining ripped