• Short Summary

    AN 83 MILES PER HOUR CZECHOSLOVAK SKODA CAR WHICH WILL BE ON SALE IN BRITAIN AT A PRICE WELL BELOW SOME OF ITS EUROPEAN COMPETITORS, WAS AMONG THE 21 MAKES OF FOREIGN CARS PUT THROUGH THEIR PACES AT THE SILVERSTONE, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, U.

  • Description

    AN 83 MILES PER HOUR CZECHOSLOVAK SKODA CAR WHICH WILL BE ON SALE IN BRITAIN AT A PRICE WELL BELOW SOME OF ITS EUROPEAN COMPETITORS, WAS AMONG THE 21 MAKES OF FOREIGN CARS PUT THROUGH THEIR PACES AT THE SILVERSTONE, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, U.K., RACING CIRCUIT ON MAY 23.

    THE CAR - THE SKODA 1200 WHICH WILL COST GBP659 IN BRITAIN, INCLUDING PURCHASE TAX, AND HAS HEATER, UNDERBODY SEALING, TWIN FOG LAMPS, OVERRIDERS AND WING MIRRORS - SHOWED UP WELL DURING THE TEST DAY, THE FIRST FOR FOREIGN CARS TO BE HELD IN BRITAIN.

    ORGANISED BY THE FRENCH TOTAL OIL COMPANY, THE TEST DAY IS A COMMON FEATURE OF THE CONTINENTAL MOTORING SCENE. AN OFFICIAL OF THE MOTOR AGENTS ASSOCIATION SAID ON MAY 23 THAT THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE INTEREST BOTH AMONG THE DEALERS AND THE PUBLIC IN CONTINENTAL CARS WITH THE PROSPECT OF BRITAIN'S ENTRY INTO COMMON MARKET.

    "MANY PEOPLE ARE DETERRED FROM BUYING FOREIGN CARS BECAUSE THEY REALISE THAT TARIFF BARRIERS WILL HAVE TO COME DOWN AND THEY ARE WONDERING HOW MUCH THEY WOULD LOSE IF THEY BUY NOW. IT WOULD HELP IF THE GOVERNMENT COULD GIVE PEOPLE SOME IDEA NOW OF WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA15F9T94UF44XDTQI5JRAOIIQM
    Media URN:
    VLVA15F9T94UF44XDTQI5JRAOIIQM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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