• Short Summary

    PARISIANS TODAY (FRIDAY) HAD A FIRST GLIMPSE OF A VERY SMALL NEW CAR. IT'S CALLED?

  • Description

    PARISIANS TODAY (FRIDAY) HAD A FIRST GLIMPSE OF A VERY SMALL NEW CAR. IT'S CALLED A PUSSYCAR, AND THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS, AN OLD-STYLE ONE NAMED EUGENIE, AND A NEW-STYLE ONE WITH THE NAME OF VALERIE.

    THE MAKER, A FRENCHMAN, CLAIMS IT IS THE WORLD'S SMALLEST CAR AND IT WILL BE ON SALE IN FRANCE FROM OCTOBER. THE PUSSYCAR HAS CHAIN-DRIVE - AND PEDALS, TO IDENTIFY IT LEGALLY AS AN AUTOCYCLE. THIS MEANS IT DOES NOT REQUIRE A CAR LICENCE AND THEREFORE IS NOT AFFECTED BY PARKING REGULATIONS.

    THE BODY IS OF PLASTIC AND THE POWER COMES FROM A GERMAN MOTOR-CYCLE ENGINE. IT CAN CARRY TWO PEOPLE AT A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 30 MILES (OVER 45 KMS) AN HOUR. AND IT WILL RUN FOR 125 MILES (200 KMS) ON A GALLON (4 1/2 LITRES) OF TWO-STROKE MIXTURE.

    THE PUSSYCAR MEASURES 6 FEET (NEARLY TWO METRES) BY 3 FEET, THERE ARE TWO FORWARD GEARS WITH AUTOMATIC CHANGE - AND REVERSING IS A MATTER OF GETTING OUT, LIFTING THE CAR AND POINTING IT THE OTHER WAY.

    THE EUGENIE HAS AN OLD RENAULT-STYLE FRONT AND A CINDERELLA-TYPE BACK, AND WILL COST ABOUT GBP400. VALERIE IS MORE AUSTERE LOOKING, AND WILL COST ABOUT GBP340.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAXO1YF7YRMMGYNVEN4EBN128A
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXO1YF7YRMMGYNVEN4EBN128A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1966
    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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