When it shows up among the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S Classes on the hotel forecourt the ' luxurious vehicle ' is instantly recognizable . British or Australian readers of a certain age may notice the taxis more than passing resemblance to a 1956 Morris Oxford.
Inside Mr.Singh has personalized the interior , or , to be more precise Mrs.Singh has personalized the interior. The roof, seats, sun visor and door panels have been recovered in an unyielding grey,black and white quilted plastic material. The sort of fabric that might best be described as ' hard wearing '. Mrs.Singh has also crocheted an almost matching cover for the taxi meter, the gear lever , the window winders and the rear parcel shelve. A small pink elephant god graces the dashboard. To cap off the luxurious retro fit an electric fan, single seat belt and fire extinguisher have been installed for the benefit of passengers sitting on the left hand side.
The manager wanders down and asks ' the font ' if a hotel car might not be more comfortable. This offer is graciously declined . '' She is most luxurious vehicle . No ? " says Mr.Singh. ' Quite unique ' replies ' the font '. Everyone, with the possible exception of the hotel manager, is happy.