• Short Summary

    THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW -- THE WORLD'S OLDEST -- OPENED TODAY (THURSDAY) WITH A GLITTERING DISPLAY OF CARS SHOWING THE CONTINUAL SEARCH FOR COMFORT AND MORE ECONOMICAL DRIVING. 77 DIFFERENT MAKES FROM 10 COUNTRIES ARE ON DISPLAY.

  • Description

    THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW -- THE WORLD'S OLDEST -- OPENED TODAY (THURSDAY) WITH A GLITTERING DISPLAY OF CARS SHOWING THE CONTINUAL SEARCH FOR COMFORT AND MORE ECONOMICAL DRIVING. 77 DIFFERENT MAKES FROM 10 COUNTRIES ARE ON DISPLAY.

    VISITORS SHOWED CONSIDERABLE INTEREST IN THE BRITISH CONTINGENT CONTAINING SEVERAL COMPLETELY NEW CARS - AMONG THEM THE NEW "S" SERIES JAGUAR, AND HILLMAN'S BABY CAR, THE IMP - AS WELL AS THE HISTORY-MAKING GAS TURBINE ROVER WHICH WON A SPECIAL PRIZE AT LE MANS THIS YEAR. ALTOGETHER, BRITISH FIRMS ARE PRESENTING 26 MAKES OF CARS: A DOZEN MORE THAN THE NEXT LARGEST EXHIBITOR, THE UNITED STATES, AND THREE TIMES AS MANY ASS THE FRENCH THEMSELVES.

    BUT IS WAS THE LUXURY OF THE MERCEDES "600" AND THE REVOLUTIONARY ENGINE FITTED TO THE NSU SPIDER WHICH DREW THE BIGGEST CROWDS. THE "600" - WEST GERMANY'S CHALLENGE TO THE ROLLS ROYCE, BIG, FAST, ULTRA-COMFORTABLE AND SO FAR UNPRICED - DREW THOSE WHOSE TASTES TEND TO LUXURY RATHER THAN REVOLUTION. NSU, WHO CLAIM THAT THE WANKEL ROTARY ENGINE FITTED TO THE SPIDER WILL PROVE MORE ECONOMICAL THAN THE CONVENTIONAL POWER UNIT, PLANT TO GO INTO LARGE-SCALE PRODUCTION NEXT SPRING.

    ON SHOW FROM AMERICA IS THE CHRYSLER DART, POWERED LIKE BRITAIN'S ROVER, WITH GAS TURBINE ENGINE. 50 SUCH MODELS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED FOR EXTENSIVE EVERYDAY TESTING BY EXPERIENCED, PRIVILEGED MOTORISTS. DEMONSTRATING A DIFFERENT INNOVATION IS THE DUTCH "DAF" WITH ITS BELT-DRIVEN GEARS, WHILE FROM ITALY COMES A NEW TWO-SEATER 2500 G.T. COUPE, TOP SPEED 160 MPH (257 KM) - PRESENTED BY AUTOMOBILE TURISMO SPORT.

    THIS IS THE 50TH EDITION OF THE SHOW, WHICH FIRST WAS HELD 65 YEARS AGO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD4MOX88B79RALW2D04LBGA18K
    Media URN:
    VLVAD4MOX88B79RALW2D04LBGA18K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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