Customer said, " I'll take any color you got as long as it's black".
Does that taxi charge by the mile or the foot? If you have to go this would be the way to do it.
Looks like everything from the firewall back is custom coach work on an extended car chassis. Sure rides low in the rear. Perhaps a TT chassis would have been better.
I know this will upset some guys, but 'TT's are painful to rally with and very slow. Thankfully they are few and far between here in South Australia. Many years ago when my family was Ford hunting we used to come across the odd 'TT'. We would take all the standard car components and scrap the rest at the merchants for money.
I often thought of building a hearse or an ambulance by using a standard 'T', cutting the chassis and lengthening by a Warford or Jumbo auxiliary gearbox, in other words do not shorten the tail shaft. This would give a 12" longer chassis but with the car performance.
Allan Bennett here has done this with his 1917 bus and it pulls great along the open road. He has done a beautiful job and the body looks "right" on the extended chassis. Allan, have you got a photo?
Seems to me that it would have been better to use a TT chassis for this application. It's not as if they'd be in a big hurry to get to the cemetery.
I don't know Mike, There's a whole bunch of people just dying to get there.
Jay, that thing is incredible, love all the oval glass. Any idea how many were produced and how many are actually alive today?
David C., a TT with the high speed rear end gears and a three speed auxiliary transmission with overdrive will cruise very nicely at around 35 MPH. Dave.
That would do the Adams family proud!
My first reaction is ' Herman Munster '