• Short Summary

    A quarter of a million people were expected to attend the fourth, and largest, International Motor Show, previewed at New York's Coliseum building, Apr 14.

  • Description

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    CU Sign post 'Broadway'
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    GV PAN..New York Coliseum
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    SV PAN.. from clown holding balloons to Simca Fulgur
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    SV Models seated in British Austin Metropolitan
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    LV British Ford Anglia
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    LV German Volkswagen coupe
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    LV PAN..NSU stand
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    SV PAN..French Pengeot
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    LV PAN..German Opel stand
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    SV French Citroen
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    SV German Mercedes-Benz
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    ANGLE SHOT..American Plymouth "XNR"
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    REAR V..DITTO
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    ANGLE SHOT..Jaguar sign
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    LV British Jaguar 3.8 gold plated saloon
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    SV DITTO
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    CU Notice with Jaguar specifications
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    REAR V..Jaguar 3.8 saloon
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    CU Spectators
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    GV pan..Exhibition
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A quarter of a million people were expected to attend the fourth, and largest, International Motor Show, previewed at New York's Coliseum building, Apr 14. Ten countries entered 311 models from 86 manufacturers - a display covering more than 250,000 square feet on four floors.

    On the first public day, Apr 16, great interest was reported from all sections, and the British firm, Rolls-Royce Ltd., sold six of the seven cars on its stand worth a total of GBP247,840 - one of them alone cost about GBP9,400. British manufacturers were very pleased with the great number of inquiries and some reported the sale of one car per hour.

    Unusual cars on display included America's eccentrically streamlined Plymouth "XNR" sports model with a graduated fin along the side, and Germany's "amphicar" - a car on the road and a boat on water - which caused "unbelievable" attention from dealers.

    Britain's Jaguar Car Company displayed a "Golden Jaguar" - a model in gold and white with genuine gold plate covering all parts of the car that would normally be chronium-plated. It is valued at around GBP9,000.

    Great interest was also reported at the Soviet display where two saloon cars - the Moskvich and the Volga - attracted big crowds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5S4GLW0LILTZZBUVLU224CZ2X
    Media URN:
    VLVA5S4GLW0LILTZZBUVLU224CZ2X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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