• Short Summary

    FRANCE'S BIG SURPRISE FOR THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW - THE NEW SIMCA 1000 - WAS SHOWN TO THE PRESS AT THE POISSY PLANT NEAR PARIS, OCT 4.

  • Description

    1.
    SV TWO "SIMCA" TRAVELLING ALONG ROAD.
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    2.
    CV INTERIOR OF TRAVELLING CAR.
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    3.
    LV PAN... WITH MOVING CAR. CAR COMES TO HALT. (2 SHOTS)
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    4.
    SV MAN LIFTS BONNET TO SEE ENGINE.
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    5.
    CU ENGINE (2 SHOTS) AND BONNET IS CLOSED.
    0.36

    6.
    SV MAN OPENS LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT, TAKES OUT SUITCASE.
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    7.
    SV MAN OPENS CAR DOOR.
    0.56

    8.
    SV INTERIOR OF CAR.
    1.02

    9.
    CU CAR LIGHTS SWITCHED ON.
    1.05

    10.
    GV TWO CARS ON PARADE.
    1.12



    Initials KJ/S/WH/LW



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    Background: FRANCE'S BIG SURPRISE FOR THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW - THE NEW SIMCA 1000 - WAS SHOWN TO THE PRESS AT THE POISSY PLANT NEAR PARIS, OCT 4.

    EXPECTED TO BE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE IN THE BATTLE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY MARKET, THE NEW SIMCA HAS MANY POINTS OF TECHNICAL INTEREST. THE REAR-MOUNTED ONE-LITRE ENGINE REVOLVES COUNTER-CLOCKWISE. THE GEARBOX HAS SYNCROMESH ON THE FOUR FORWARD GEARS, AND THERE IS INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION ON ALL FOUR WHEELS. RADIATOR AND FAN ARE PLACED BESIDE THE ENGINE TO MAKE THE MOST ECONOMICAL USE OF SPACE. UNLIKE SOME REAR-ENGINED CARS IS HAS A SENSIBLE AMOUNT OF LUGGAGE SPACE IN THE FRONT COMPARTMENT.

    DESPITE ITS OVERALL LENGTH OF ONLY 12 1/2 FT, THE FOUR-DOOR FOUR-SEATER SALOON IS REMARKABLY ROOMY. LARGE WINDOWS AND WINDSCREEN PROVIDE EXCELLENT ALL-ROUND VISIBILITY. PETROL CONSUMPTION IS SAID TO BE 40 MILES PER GALLON AND THE CAR'S TOP SPEED - WITH A NORMAL CRUISING CLOSE TO THE MAXIMUM - IS ABOUT 75MPH. THE PRICE IN FRANCE IS 6,490 NF - ABOUT GBP470 - PRACTICALLY THE SAME AS FOR THE STANDARD RENAULT DAUPHINE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA17T841X4BG9O2JF81I4UPIOC0
    Media URN:
    VLVA17T841X4BG9O2JF81I4UPIOC0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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