• Short Summary

    The year's new cars from Russia, America, Britain, France, and other countries in the Common Market and Outer Seven, are on view at the Brussels annual automobile show, opened Jan 18 after some postponement due to the Belgian strike.

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    The year's new cars from Russia, America, Britain, France, and other countries in the Common Market and Outer Seven, are on view at the Brussels annual automobile show, opened Jan 18 after some postponement due to the Belgian strike.

    Or the Russian stands, a surprise exhibit is the six-seater Volga with bodywork modified by Ghia, the Italian designer, and with a British Perkins diesel engine under inside it. A spokesman of the British company said negotiations had been taking place with the Russians for the Volga cars to be assembled in Belgium and fitted with the British diesel engines.

    Another novelty is the Zaporojetz, a small Russian car shown in Brussels for the first time. The air-cooled engine mounted in the rear is a V.4 type.

    The big American and French groups dominate the show as usual. However there appeared to be less emphasis on the American 'compact' models of last year.

    British makers were well represented. Sales in the Benelux market had not reflected the decline in orders seen in the U.K. itself. Standard-Triumph reported, in fact, a fifty-five per cent increase in sales last year following the opening of its new assembly plant at Malines.

    The British Ford group continued to show the successful Anglia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA297C3BE5H7Y29MM288ZIHRK2Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA297C3BE5H7Y29MM288ZIHRK2Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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