• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S COACHBUILDING FIRM OF RADFORDS HAVE PRODUCED A CARABUS. BUILT TO THE SPECIFICATIONS OF A?

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    BRITAIN'S COACHBUILDING FIRM OF RADFORDS HAVE PRODUCED A CARABUS. BUILT TO THE SPECIFICATIONS OF A PRIVATE ORDER, THE CARABUS CONTAINS LUXURY LIVING QUARTERS, A SEPARATE FLAT FOR THE CHAUFFEUR AND GARAGE SPACE INSIDE FOR A SMALL CAR. THE HUGE VEHICLE IS DESIGNED FOR LONG RANGE TOURING.

    THE CARABUS HAS BEEN BUILT TO THE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF A SEMI-INVALID BUSINESSMAN WHO LIKES TO TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPH, AND MANY OF THE FEATURES OF THE CARABUS ALLOW FOR THIS - SUCH AS THE HYDRAULIC LIFT TO RAISE A WHEEL CHAIR INTO THE INTERIOR, AND ANOTHER HYDRAULIC LIFT TO RAISE THE OWNER THROUGH AN ELECTRICALLY OPERATED PANEL IN THE ROOF FOR PHOTOGRAPHY.

    BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE CARABUS'S FEATURES ARE LIKELY TO APPEAL TO ANY TOURING MOTORIST. IT HAS THREE PAIRS OF DOUBLE SEATS THAT WILL INCLINE OR SWING IN ANY DIRECTION; A BUILT-IN RADIO, TAPE-RECORDER, AND GRAMAPHONE, AND AN INTERCOM SYSTEM FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE TO THE CHAUFFEUR'S FLAT. THE MAIN BEDROOM HAS TWO SINGLE BEDS AND THERE'S ROOM FOR TWO MORE IN THE DINING ROOM. THE KITCHEN IS EQUIPPED WITH AN ELECTRIC COOKER, REFRIGERATOR, SINK AND WASHING UP MACHINE. THE BATHROOM CONTAINS A SHOWER, A WASH BASIN, AND A LAVATORY. THE DINING ROOM WILL SEAT SEVEN PEOPLE AND, OF COURSE, THE WHOLE CARABUS HAS CONTROLLED HEATING AND COOLING.

    IN ADDITION TO ALL THESE REFINEMENTS THE CARABUS CONTAINS A SEPARATE CHAUFFEUR'S FLAT. THIS ALSO HAS A BATHROOM, KITCHEN AND TOILET ON A SMALLER SCALE.

    THE CARABUS IS DRIVEN BY A DIESEL ENGINE AND IS CAPABLE OF CRUISING SPEEDS BETWEEN 60 AND 70 MILES AN HOUR (96-112 KPH). THE CARABUS, HOWEVER, HAS ONE DRAWBACK - ITS COST. RADFORDS SAY THE PRICE WILL BE BETWEEN GBP15,000 AND GBP25,000 ACCORDING TO FITTINGS. THE ONE ON OUR FILM COST ABOUT GBP25,000.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA98S8G355OJWBKN7IQC4PO6NS1
    Media URN:
    VLVA98S8G355OJWBKN7IQC4PO6NS1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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