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