• Short Summary

    ONE MAN'S DREAM WENT ON SHOW IN A LONDON STORE TODAY (MONDAY). IT'S A CAR?

  • Description

    ONE MAN'S DREAM WENT ON SHOW IN A LONDON STORE TODAY (MONDAY). IT'S A CAR AND FOR AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID GITTENS IT'S A VERY SPECIAL CAR FOR HE DESIGNED IT HIMSELF.

    LIVING IN LONDON GITTENS' WORK OFTEN SENDS HIM HURTLING THROUGH EUROPE AND HE DESIGNED THE TWO-SEATER WITH THIS PURPOSE SPECIALLY IN MIND.

    CALLED THE IKENGA AFTER A WEST AFRICAN MYSTICAL TWO HORNED CREATURE THE HIGH PERFORMANCE VEHICLE - IT'S CAPABLE OF 162 MILES AN HOUR (250 KPH) - COMES COMPLETE WITH PNEUMATICALLY OPERATING COCKPIT CANOPY, FIVE SPEED FULLY SYNCHROMESH GEARBOX, SWINGAWAY STEERING WHEEL AND FITTED LUGGAGE.

    ALTHOUGH GITTENS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED THE IKENGA FOR HIS USE ONLY, THE CAR HAS ATTRACTED SUCH ATTENTION THAT HE NOW HOPES TO PUT IT INTO A LIMITED PRODUCTION OF 50 MODELS SELLING AT ABOUT GBP9,000 STERLING EACH.

    BORN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, GITTENS FIRST DREW UP THE PLANS FOR HIS IKENGA IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5YPJ12ZBJS3D694AQO7MDKHZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YPJ12ZBJS3D694AQO7MDKHZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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