Black taxis drive down The Mall in London. A Chinese company rescued the British automaker that manufactures the famous cabs. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images The Two-Way Taxi! Chinese Company Finds Fair Deal In London Cab Maker February 1, 2013 The iconic black cabs of London got a lift Friday when a Chinese company rescued the British automaker that manufactures the taxis. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said it will pay $17.5 million to buy Manganese Bronze Holdings, which has been making the cabs since 1899.