This diecast taxi is one of a highly collectable series of great British classics inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Games. The revolutionary TX1 modelled here was designed, developed and built in 1997. It's iconic predecessor, the Austin FX3 was produced between 1948 (the year of the last Olympics to be hosted in London) and 1959. The famous black cab is universally recognised as a symbol of London. The name taxi derives from the taximeter, the instrument which measures the distance travelled or the time taken, thus allowing an accurate fare to be determined. This device was invented in 1891 by Wilhelm Bruhn.
Specially liveried for the London 2012 Olympic games, this diecast taxi carries an outline union flag on its roof with outline images of London landmarks on the sides.
This diecast taxi is not suitable for children under 3 years because of small parts which can present a choking hazard.