• Short Summary

    AS OPEN TOURERS GO, JOHN SCOLTOCK'S NEW CAR WAS QUITE A SHOCK TO HIS NEIGHBOURS AND POLICE.

  • Description

    AS OPEN TOURERS GO, JOHN SCOLTOCK'S NEW CAR WAS QUITE A SHOCK TO HIS NEIGHBOURS AND POLICE. FOR HIS TWO-SEATER DAIMLER IS AN EX-ARMY FIGHTING VEHICLE COMPLETE WITH TWO RADIOS AND ROCKET LAUNCHERS.

    MR. SCOLTOCK, A 32 YEAR OLD COMPANY DIRECTOR, WAS STOPPED BY POLICE WHEN HE DROVE OFF TO WORK RECENTLY. BUT HE WAS ABLE TO EXPLAIN THAT THE CAR WAS PROPERLY TAXED AND OFFICIALLY REGISTERED AS A DAIMLER OPEN TOURER WITH NEW NUMBER PLATES.

    IT HAS SOLID TYRES, FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE, FIVE FORWARD AND FIVE REVERSE GEARS, DOES 12 MILES TO THE GALLON OF PETROL AND LEFT ARMY SERVICE ONLY 18 MONTHS AGO.

    HE WAS SHOPPING FOR A VINTAGE CAR WHEN HE SPOTTED THE DAIMLER AND HE BOUGHT IT ON THE SPOT FOR GBP270. (APPROX 650 DOLLARS U.S.)
    HIS ONLY COMPLAINT -- IT'S A BIT DRAUGHTY SINCE IT WAS DESIGNED FOR DESERT WARFARE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4G25Z36NSM6UQSILTU0E8WNVD
    Media URN:
    VLVA4G25Z36NSM6UQSILTU0E8WNVD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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