The very last Fairways operating in London are coming off now ( July 2013 ) meaning that getting a vehicle fresh
from ex-service use will no longer be an option. This together with fact that as operators/drivers have been well
aware that they could not be re-plated, no significant sums have been spent on recent overhaul. In effect they are
very much showing their age particularly with reference to rust which is endemic.
The problem for us now is that not only do the taxis require a top to bottom overhaul, but to ensure that each
taxi will pass either a British MOT or a German TuV, the cost of body re-working and panel replacement can cost
at least four to five times the actual cost of the taxi purchase in the first place, thus rendering a low cost
taxi hopelessly uneconomic.
Best advice look at other British classic cars of the same era and budget accordingly
Always a large stock of fairways and fairway drivers, all are ex-London automatics with power steering and full
disabled wheel chair access
We have had numerous requests for “Specials” from five star hotels to use the taxi as both a promotion car
and also as a limousine and detailed below are the various options available:
Special paint inside and out is not the normal although ok quality paint, but a strip out of
rubber and glass first, then a repaint in high quality either metallic or very high gloss
finish to include mirrors and or bumpers if desired and including any special custom colour.
Easy way here is to check out your favourite car colour, get the paint code, and let us
have make of car and code or colour name, and we can then match it
English hide seating through-out. We have quality English hide supplied from the same
source as is supplied to Aston-Martin and other coach builders, and we have several
swatches of colours available. Easy way is to check which colour the car is being
refinished in, discuss a matching colour with us, we can supply snips of fabric so
that you can then choose an ideal match
Air conditioning. After attempts to supply various under-dash low cost units that were to
our eyes not as good as they should be, we have now been able to source a quality unit
that will feed not only the front, but also feed cold air to the rear passenger area.
The cost of this unit is of course more than the lower end cost units, but we are impressed
with the quality and just how well it functioned.
Window tinting, always a nice end touch, we can supply any colour to request, the usual being
limo grey fitted to the rear windows and making the taxi stand right out.
Carpets, best car quality Wilton edge stitched in several colour options simply finish the job.
CD Sound system employing either a standard front only or front and rear matching set with
various options of sound boost, woofers, Blue-tooth, I-pod, DvD, drop down screen etc, plus
several various Sat/Nav systems please check options.
Intercom driver passenger supplied and fitted.
Back up TV camera makes reversing dead easy.
Special wood door caps dresses the doors and looks great.
An extra front seat in the luggage area everyone wants the seventh seat!
Special limo headlining instead of the boring grey plastic, a soft grey headlining makes the rear cab far cosier.
Full details are available on request.
For many years we have been constructing special cabriolet conversions from the old FX4 back in the eighties
right up to the Fairway Drivers and have used them for special occasion, promotions & of course wedding use.
We are often asked if we can supply these highly effective promotional vehicles for both private and
commercial use and we have supplied many right across the world from bars in Los Angeles to night clubs
in Brussels, to shooting estates in Scotland, to language schools in Berlin, to hotels in Morocco, to
of course to many private hire operators. As you can see from the photos we have been supplying these
from way back and many are still in use today.
We can provide a dedicated design service which provides for special colours, interiors, and add-ons
including full sound systems, full English hide seating, special tinted windows, air conditioning, back up
cameras, intercoms, wood veneer, extra seats etc
Clients may specify corporate colours and interior schemes and we are happy to discuss your very personal
requirements in detail and special build a cabriolet to your express design. Full spare parts back up
service comes with the job.