The Black Cab as We Know It, Might Be Dead

By Sam Gibbs on at

Bad news for London black cab aficionados -- the company that produces the iconic taxi has just gone into administration, meaning the classic curvy taxi we all know and love may not be long for this world.

Manganese Bronze, a company based in Coventry, has been making the London cab for ages now, but due to the down turn in fares, and therefore taxi numbers and replacements, it has struggled to make ends meet.

With the official London taxi shifting to a more efficient, yet horrendously ugly Nissan, and now Manganese Bronze going bust, the curvy London taxi looks like it's not long for this world, and that'll be a crying shame. [Guardian]

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