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Afzal Kahn-designed TX4 Last of Line Edition cab revealed


The exterior remains largely unchanged, although its standard black paintwork is upgraded to a choice of five colours from the Rolls-Royce palette, with a two-tone finish. The wheels are also finished in black but are the TX4’s original wheels. The first prototype took around eight months to complete, and all five cars are aimed at being used every day – two of the owners are chauffeur-driven around London, and are likely to use the Kahn cab for this purpose. 

“While it is sad to see a beautiful, iconic vehicle reach the end of its life, it is a great honour to redesign and celebrate what is truly one of the most famous cars in the world,” said Kahn. “I look forward to embarking on a journey with a select few clients who wish to own their own piece of British history.” Kahn was approached by TX4 manufacturer LEVC to complete the work to commemorate the car’s exit from production.

Three of the five cars have already been sold, with the remaining two owners being hand-picked by Kahn. Central London businesses are targeted, with Harrods in Kahn’s sights.

Speaking to Autocar, company founder Afzal Kahn said: “There’s something very special about it – these were the last five cars to come out of the factory, which has now shut down, so it’s good to see.”

Kahn said: “If I knew, I would have gone into the business of customising the old ones.” Due to their complexity, Kahn isn’t tempted to go into the business of customising the new range-extender electric cabs in terms of customisation, though. 

 

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