• Short Summary

    KENYA IS RECEIVING AN INITIAL SHIPMENT OF 30 VOLGA MOTOR CARS, AS A RESULT OF A MULTI-MILLION POUND STERLING EXCHANGE DEAL BETWEEN THE SOVIET UNION, WHICH MAKES THE CARS, THE BRITAIN.

  • Description

    KENYA IS RECEIVING AN INITIAL SHIPMENT OF 30 VOLGA MOTOR CARS, AS A RESULT OF A MULTI-MILLION POUND STERLING EXCHANGE DEAL BETWEEN THE SOVIET UNION, WHICH MAKES THE CARS, THE BRITAIN. THE ROBUST VOLGA HAS DESCRIBED AS AN IDEALLY SAFE CAR.

    THE VOLGAS ARE ACTUALLY PART PAYMENT TO BRITAIN FOR GBP3,000,000 STERLING WORTH OF TRUCKS THAT THE SOVIET UNION BOUGHT FORM A LEADING BRITISH MANUFACTURER. AGENTS OF THE BRITISH COMPANY ARE NOW SELLING THE VOLGAS ON THE OVERSEAS MARKET.

    A NAIROBI MOTORING EXPERT WHO EXAMINED ONE OF THE FIRST VOLGAS TO ARRIVE DESCRIBED THE CARS AS IDEAL FROM A SAFETY POINT, AS THEY DID NOT GO TOO FAST AND WOULD NOT CRUMPLE UP IF THEY HIT ANYTHING. "THEY ARE LIKE TANKS," HE ADDED.

    THE FOUR-CYLINDER VOLGA'S TOP SPEED IS ABOUT 75 MILES (120 KILOMETRES AN HOUR AT ABOUT 25 MILES (40 KLMS) A GALLON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA78DW6YWFX31FADOVAONJVHJFJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA78DW6YWFX31FADOVAONJVHJFJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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