• Short Summary

    A NUMBER OF NEW CARS WERE DISPLAYED ON WEDNESDAY (10 SEPTEMBER) IN FRANKFURT'S AUTO SALON ON THE EVE OF THE CITY'S MOTOR SHOW.

  • Description

    A NUMBER OF NEW CARS WERE DISPLAYED ON WEDNESDAY (10 SEPTEMBER) IN FRANKFURT'S AUTO SALON ON THE EVE OF THE CITY'S MOTOR SHOW. THE 11-DAY SHOW, EXPECTED TO BRING IN SOME 800,000 VISITORS, HAS ATTRACTED CONTRIBUTORS FROM ALL OVER WESTERN EUROPE, AS WELL AS AMERICA AND JAPAN.

    AMONG THE NEW CARS DISPLAYED WAS THE FIAT 130, WHICH HAS AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THE FIAT WAS FIRST SHOWN IN GENEVA.

    OTHER CARS SHOWN WERE A NEW OPEL GT, THE AERO GT 70 AND THE VOLKSWAGEN-PORSCHE CAR, WHICH IS AVAILABLE IN EITHER FOUR OR SIX-CYLINDER FORM.

    SAAB'S NEW 99 EA WAS EXHIBITED IN THE AUTO SALON. THE CAR IS A FIVE-SEATER AND IS AVAILABLE WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.

    BMW IS DISPLAYING ITS NEW CONVERTIBLE "SPICUP" SPORTS MODEL AT THE FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW. ANOTHER CAR ON SHOW IS THE AUDI 100, A SPORTS COUPE.

    MERCEDES-BENZ'S NEW SPORTS CAR, THE G111, IS FORECAST TO PROVE ONE OF THE SHOW'S BIGGEST CROWD-PULLERS. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUND-HUGGING CAR, FITTED WITH THE RECENTLY-DEVELOPED WANKEL ROTARY ENGINE, HAS ALREADY RECEIVED CRITICAL ACCLAIM FROM THE WEST GERMAN PRESS.

    MOTORING CORRESPONDENTS WATCHED RECENTLY AS THE 44-INCH (112 CMS) HIGH CAR REACHED A TOP SPEED OF 130-162 M.P.H. (208-260 KPH) ON A NEARBY RACING CIRCUIT. THE CAR'S MANUFACTURERS HAVE SAID, HOWEVER THAT IT COULD BE MORE THAN A YEAR BEFORE THE C111 GOES ON THE MARKET.

    AS CONTRAST, THERE IS A "BEACH BUGGY" STYLE CAR DISPLAYED AT THE SHOW.

    OTHER BIG EXHIBITORS AT THE SHOW ARE THE UNITED STATES, JAPAN AND BRITAIN, BRITAIN IS THE SECOND LARGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO THE SHOW BEHIND THE WEST GERMANS, WITH SOME 40 FIRMS REPRESENTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADNFHDNCJH923YN9OLT8CR9QZA
    Media URN:
    VLVADNFHDNCJH923YN9OLT8CR9QZA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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