• Short Summary

    A GERMAN ENGINEER HAS DESIGNED A NEW MINI-CAR -- AND HE PLANS TO USE IT AS A SLOT-MACHINE TAXI.

  • Description

    A GERMAN ENGINEER HAS DESIGNED A NEW MINI-CAR -- AND HE PLANS TO USE IT AS A SLOT-MACHINE TAXI. HIS CAR, THE SAMY, IS A ONE-MAN VEHICLE WITH A TOP SPEED OF ABOUT 55 MILES AN HOUR (90 KMS AN HOUR), AND A PETROL CONSUMPTION OF ABOUT 70 MILES PER GALLON (22 KMS PER LITRE).

    THE DESIGNER, MR. ANUSCH SAMY, OF MUNICH, PLANNED THE CAR TO BE SOLD PRIVATELY AT ABOUT GBP250 (3,000 DM), OR TO BE USED AS A TAXI WHICH COULD BE HIRED BY PUTTING A COIN IN A SLOT. IT WOULD BE USED ONLY IN TOWNS WHERE IT'S LIGHTNESS AND MANOEUVRABILITY IS IDEAL.

    THE FIRST CARS WILL BE DELIVERED IN THE SPRING OF 1967, AND ORDERS HAVE ALREADY COME IN FROM THE UNITED STATES, PAKISTAN, KUWAIT, IRELAND, THE PHILIPPINES, HOLLAND, VIETNAM, AND THE ARGENTINE.

    THE SAMY IS JUST OVER SIX FEET (2 METRES) LONG, THREE FEET (1 METRE) WIDE, AND ABOUT THREE FOOT SIX INCHES (1.2 METRES) HIGH. THE BODY IS MADE OF FIBRE GLASS. BEHIND THE SINGLE SEAT IS A BOOT, ABOUT THREE FEET (1 METRE) WIDE, A FOOT (30 C.M.) HIGH, AND 15 INCHES (40 C.M.) DEEP. THE CAR CAN TURN IN ABOUT TWELVE FEET (4 METRES) AND CAN BE LIFTED BY A GIRL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA74BYY4551KHRC5U7XTI4BH8AP
    Media URN:
    VLVA74BYY4551KHRC5U7XTI4BH8AP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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