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    Britain's 42cnd annual motor show opens today (October 16) at Earls Court, London and at yesterday's special Press pre-view our cameraman captured the shapes of things to come.

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    Britain's 42cnd annual motor show opens today (October 16) at Earls Court, London and at yesterday's special Press pre-view our cameraman captured the shapes of things to come.

    Almost everyone beads straight of the Rolls Royce stand-still the undisputed masterpiece of motoring in the world. This Silver Cloud costs over GBP3,000 but is the last word in Limousine luxury. And Rolls Royce, too, present the world's most expensive 'two-seater'. Among the features of this GBP9,000-plus tour is a fully automatic disappearing hood.

    New designs this year for the Vauxhall Cresta, and the Aston Martin which made their first appearance at last week's Paris show. Standard's, too, have a new model in the 'Pennant' saloon.

    The smallest car in the show is the Fiat 500, flanked by another Fiat model, the 1900. Britain's answer to the continental 'baby-car' is the brand new Meadows 'Frisky' seen both in chassis and finished form. It holds 2 adults and three children.

    A new British caravan, the Beverley 'Marathon' provides the equivalent accommodation of a three-roomed furnished apartment. It has a new-styled L-shaped kitchen, complete with cooker and sink with hot and cold water. The 'Sunliner' model, even has a bath.

    A new display idea is demonstrated on the Riley stand with a split chassis - the two halves revolving independently for alone study of front and rear, and the whole joining up for an overall view.

    Sports car enthusiasts will be interested in the American Pontiac 'Club de Mer' -- one of its special features is disappearing headlights. And another American 'special' is the Ford 'Skyliner' with a disappearing hard-top.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2NE2C8LUYLH8VTRQBS6RMYT72
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NE2C8LUYLH8VTRQBS6RMYT72
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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