Geneva's annual International Motor Show, which this year is being held from March 12 to 22, has been enlarged to accommodate a record 1,164 exhibits.
Geneva's annual International Motor Show, which this year is being held from March 12 to 22, has been enlarged to accommodate a record 1,164 exhibits. Officials expect 400,000 visitors and 1,000 journalist to attend.
Among then the Mercedes 600, the world's biggest car and suited primarily for ceremonial duties. It has a 6.3. litre engine, adjustable shock absorbers and four-speed automatic transmission. It sells in Britain for around GBP9,000 sterling.
There is also the DKW sports model with a 900 cc capacity engine and the NSU-Prinz 1000 L, 43H.P., 135km. The 50,000th Hillman Imp is on display, the sales of which have increased rapidly in recent months. There is the Sunbeam Venezia and the Renault Major, a car equipped with four-wheel disc brakes, sealed radiator system and a five-bearing drive shaft. The Major has a 1108 cc engine but its speed has been kept down to 80 m.p.h.
Other points about the cars displayed: The NSU-Prinz is the first car with the revolutionary Wankel engine in which a triangular piston revolves within a combustion chamber of 996cc capacity. It has become a major competitor in the baby car range.
The British Motor Corporation has displayed two new versions of the successful Mini Cooper "S" type, rated among the world's fastest smallest cars. Their Morris 1100 is also on show.