Monday, October 11, 2010

NOT FOR SALE

Thanks to a little persuasion, and a sudden influx of common sense, I have decided to withdraw my cab from sale. She is safely stored off road, where she awaits the Spring and the tender care of my socket set.

Thanks for showing me the light.

dis

31 comments:

  1. Good to hear.If when you get started you need any advice or even a bit of encouragement drop me a mail.

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  2. Great news - you know it makes sense :-)

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  3. I just wanted to say that I'm really pleased you are still writing this blog.

    We've just (10 mins ago) bought a Fairway Taxi for private use and your website was a real help in inspiring and informing us.

    Now we jave to work out how to get private insurance for it... any tipe welcome!

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  4. Have a look at the insurance section in this blog - lots of comments - I used Peter Best who gave cheapest quote but things change quickly in the insurance world...

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  5. hi there! Very glad to hear you are keeping the taxi! Your blog help us a lot when we got ours, and it inspired us to start our own blog also.
    If you want to have a look, here is the address:

    http://jeevestheblackcab.blogspot.com/

    To Sam, regarding INSURANCE
    We also went with peter best, got a great quote and are very happy with it. they seem to be used to private black cab owners which is a big difference from other insurance companies who get a little confused as to which box to tic in their forms.

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  6. Hi Mia - I am honestly flattered !!
    Have put a link to your blog in my sidebar. Hope Jeeves survives the winter... summer in a cab is brilliant fun..
    dis

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  7. It's almost a case that now these old fairways are a bit of an investemnt.Prices on ebay have been rising steadily.
    There aren't many cars that appreciate in value.

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  8. Don't get rid of it, you'll miss it as I do. I had one of these and am thinking about getting another. Lovely modern classic to go touring Europe in. Mine was the 2.5 version but I will get a P or R reg one soon.

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  9. How do I find out what year model is my taxi?

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  10. I just got my 1967 FX4 last week. I'm encouraged to see your blog and that getting rid of your car isn't on the cards. The day I bought mine I decided to sell, though I'm now thinking maybe I should hang on to it and see it through.

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  11. Hi Dis,

    We just wrote a post on why people should consider buying a black cab instead of a normal car - http://www.carbuzz.co.uk/blog/post/Buying-a-black-cab.aspx

    We mentioned your blog as an excellent source of info. Hope you're bringing it out for the summer soon!

    Cheers,

    James

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  12. Hi

    Like others I used your blog for information, and made an informed decision to buy a black cab for our family car following the cat convertor being cut off my modern 7 seater....twice.

    It is quite an adventure and I've started a blog written in real time about the decision made and what it is like to own one. It may bring back some early memories.

    http://ourlondontaxi.blogspot.com/

    Many Thanks for all your infomation in your blog. RB

    PS Still need help with insurance for private use!!

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    1. HI Richard, I Have my 97(R) insured through Sainsburys of all places and they give Nectar Points if thats useful to you with your family...!
      ATB
      Simon the *knowledgeboy*

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  13. Hi, you guys inspired me so much l imported a black cab to Australia. The adventure was a long one but in short it now thunders along the highways and byways avoiding kangaroos. thanks for your ongoing Blogs Rod

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  14. Outstanding blog, such good articles and posts. I learned quite a few things from reading few. I will keep coming back to your blog, because I do believe that even more cool and interesting things will be published. Keep up the good work.

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  15. Thank you for your amazing Blog. A friend and I are planning on driving across Canada next year in a Black cab. I have been researching them for months and only came across your blog today.
    I still have not decided weather I want a Fairway or a TX1. Obviously the Fairway is a little more iconic, and now that they are being scrapped, will be harder to get in the future. Although, haha, the TX1 may be a little more comfortable for the long journey.

    Regardless, I will be buying it long before the trip, as I would like something a bit different anyway.

    Tom

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  16. Great blog. You tipped the balance and convinced me. I pick up P-reg Fairway today.
    It was in trade till a few weeks ago, and traded-in for a new cab, probably when the streeing-box started leaking.
    All the usual (thanks to this blog) expected problems:
    A bit 'rusty / bubbly' along the wing seams, passenger windows and under all door sills.
    Clock firmly stuck on 200,000 miles
    Steering box leaking - failed MOT on this.
    A bit tired, worn and shabby inside.
    Engine bay very clean.
    I look forward to giving it a good overall service for the winter and spit and polish. I think I'll keep the interior exactly as it is with 2011 London fare-lists and all.
    The intercom works too.
    My daughter will get a surprise when I pick her up from school tomorrow.

    Thanks again for running this blog which has been very useful in unwinding the mysteries of owning a London cab.

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  17. Hi Dis
    I've never commented on a blog before but I want to ask you a question / seek advice.
    My Son has suggested that he would like a London cab as his first car. It will be cool, he won't be tempted to be a speed demon. Its big enough to take his drum kit and band mates. Don't know whether to encourage or discourage. What do you think.
    Paul the Magician

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  18. A bit big and heavy for a first car and probably expensive to insure for a new driver.
    Excellent for drum kit and band - I did a New Years Eve gig 3 days ago. Three of us with Double Bass and large Bass Amp, guitar and fiddle and amps all arrived in style in my new Fairway Driver. Certainly very cool in that situation. My daughter and her friends love the drive to and from school.

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  19. You and I, may just be kindred spirits. My taxi is a different color than yours; however, equally enjoyed. (I drive an old NYC one)

    Love your blog! How about an update!?!

    www.travelsinacab.com

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  20. My 97(R) purchase was a direct result of your Blog so please buy another, enjoy it as you did the other one and keep us up-to-date with your motoring...!
    ATB
    Simon the *knowledgeboy*

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  21. This might sound a strange request but I need some measurements of the black cab to knit a cover for one. I have most of them but need the width of the bottom of the piece of the front bonnet just in front of the drivers door. That's one side of the front wheel arch and the other side of it where it goes round above the bumper to the line up the middle of the big headlight. I would be very grateful if anyone can help with this.

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