• Short Summary

    A MINI-CAR FOR MILLIONAIRES -- WITH LEATHER UPHOLSTERY, ELECTRICALLY OPERATED WINDOWS, LAMBSWOOL CARPETING, A RE-DESIGNED AND ELABORATE WOODEN DASH-BOARD, SLIDING ROOF AND MANY OTHER REFINEMENTS-- WENT ON SHOW TODAY (THURSDAY)IN LONDON.

  • Description

    A MINI-CAR FOR MILLIONAIRES -- WITH LEATHER UPHOLSTERY, ELECTRICALLY OPERATED WINDOWS, LAMBSWOOL CARPETING, A RE-DESIGNED AND ELABORATE WOODEN DASH-BOARD, SLIDING ROOF AND MANY OTHER REFINEMENTS-- WENT ON SHOW TODAY (THURSDAY)IN LONDON.THE "MINI DE VILLE GRANDE LUXE", AS IT IS CALLED, COSTS GBP1,088, JUST GBP633 MORE THAN THE STANDARD "MINIS" BUILT BY THE BRITISH MOTOR CORPORATION.

    BASED ON THE FASTER-ENGINED MINI-COOPER, COSTING GBP567, THE LUXURY CONVERSION IS BEING INTRODUCED BY A LONDON COACH BUILDING FIRM WHICH NORMALLY SPECICIALISES IN LUXURY FITTING FOR ROLLS-ROYCES AND BENTLEYS.A SPOKESMAN SAID THE NEW CAR WAS INTENDED FOR THE "RICH CITY DIRECTOR WHO FINDS THAT HIS LARGE GBP5,000 LIMOUSINE HAS BECOME ALMOST USELESS IN BUSY TOWN TRAFFIC".

    THE LUXURY MINI ALSO FEATURES TWO-TONE REPAINTING, SOUND DAMPING THROUGHOUT, PENCIL-BEAM READING LIGHT, AN AIR-BLOWER FOR DEMISTING THE REAR WINDOW, RADIO WITH TWO SPEAKERS, SPECIAL WHEEL TRIM, AND RECESSED SPOT AND REVERSING LIGHTS.TWO OTHER VERSIONS, WITH LESS FITTINGS AND A LOWER PRICE, ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAADNHUDXN4TXAJXQKY16SLZV7R
    Media URN:
    VLVAADNHUDXN4TXAJXQKY16SLZV7R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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