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1933 Austin 'HL' taxicab ALE165

1933 Austin 'HL' taxicab ALE165

Entered by C. Baker-Duly, Wembley. Austin was the most prominent name in London taxicabs in the 1930s. Severe police regulations resulted in very antiquated looking vehicles which, in the case of the Austins, were based on the heavy twelve chassis with 4-cyl side valve engine that went out of general production in about 1930. The bulb horn and open cab sides were insisted upon by the police. The 'High Loader' cabs built until 1933 are typified by this vehicle which has bodywork by Dodson. It was used as a taxi until about 1951.