• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S 49TH INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW OPENS IN LONDON TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) WITH CARS FROM 64 OF THE WORLD'S LEADING MANUFACTURERS ON DISPLAY -- 350 CARS IN ALL.

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    BRITAIN'S 49TH INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW OPENS IN LONDON TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) WITH CARS FROM 64 OF THE WORLD'S LEADING MANUFACTURERS ON DISPLAY -- 350 CARS IN ALL. IT'S THE WORLD'S LARGEST EXHIBITION IN ONE BUILDING.

    DURING THE 10 DAYS THE MOTOR SHOW WILL BE OPEN, IT'S EXPECTED TO BE VISITED BY MORE THAN HALF A MILLION PEOPLE, WITH MANY THOUSANDS FROM OVERSEAS. IT WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY PRINCESS MAGARET.

    NATURALLY THE LARGEST NUMBER OF CARS ON DISPLAY ARE BY BRITISH MANUFACTURERS. BRITAIN IS NOW THE LARGEST PRODUCER AND EXPORTER OF MOTOR CARS IN WESTERN EUROPE. IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, BRITAIN EXPORTED A RECORD 470,000 CARS -- A RISE OF 20 PERCENT ON LAST YEAR.

    BRITISH CARS ON DISPLAY INCLUDE:
    THE NEW 4.2 "E" TYPE JAGUAR. ITS COST IN NEARLY GBP1,900. USING THE BIGGER JAGUAR ENGINE FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE "E" TYPE SPORTS CAR GIVES MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE WITH SALOON CAR COMFORT.

    THE NEW AUSTIN 1800. IT'S FOUR CYLINDER ENGINE WITH 5 BEARING CRANKSHAFT IS PLACED TRANSVERSELY IN THE NOSE OF THE CAR, AND THERE'S A NEW 4-SPEED SYNCHROMESH GEARBOX. IT'S TOP SPEED - 90 MILES PER HOUR.

    ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM V, WITH A TOP SPEED OF 115 M.P.H., FUEL CONSUMPTION OF 15 MILES PER GALLON, AND PRICE OF JUST UNDER GBP9,300 STERLING.

    HILLMAN SUPER MINX, A 4-CYLINDER CAR OF 1,592 c.c.'s. IT HAS A TOP SPEED OF 82 M.P.H., AND FUEL CONSUMPTION OF 40-45 MILES PER GALLON. THE PRICE IS GBP768 STERLING. IT HAS TIGHTER STEERING, AND MORE VISION.

    SINGER CHAMOIS, A 4-CYLINDER CAR OF 875 c.c.'s AND 42 BRAKING HORSE POWER. TOP SPEED 80M.P.H., FUEL CONSUMPTION 40-45 MILES PER GALLON, AND PRICE GBP581.

    ON MARTIN DB-5 CONVERTIBLE. IT HAS 6-CYLINDERS, 3,995 c.c. AND 282 BRAKING HORSE POWER. TOP SPEED IS 110 M.P.H., FUEL CONSUMPTION 22 M.P.G. AND PRICE JUST OVER GBP4,500.

    MORRIS MINI MINOR. 4-CYLINDERS, 848 c.c.'s AND 34 BRAKING HORSE POWER. TOP SPEED 73 M.P.H., FUEL CONSUMPTION UP TO 50 M.P.H., AND PRICE JUST OVER GBP500.

    TRIUMPH 2,000 SALOON. 6-CYLINDERS AND 1,998 c.c.'s. TOP SPEED 95 M.P.H. UP TO 35 MILES PER GALLON. PRICE GBP1,095.

    AMONG THE FOREIGN-MADE CARS ON DISPLAY AT THE LONDON MOTOR SHOW ARE:
    THE CITROEN SAFARI, OF 4-CYLINDERS, 1.911 c.c.'s AND 83 B.H.P. IT'S TOP SPEED IS 95 M.P.H. AND ITS FUEL CONSUMPTION 25-30 M.P.G. PRICE -- NEARLY GBP1,700 STERLING. THE SAFARI IS AN 8-SEATER ESTATE CAR.

    VOLVO P1800S, FROM SWEDEN. IT HAS 4-CYLINDERS AND 1780 c.c.'s BRAKING HORSE POWER IS 180, AND THE TOP SPEED 100 M.P.H. AVERAGE FUEL CONSUMPTION IS 25 - 30 M.P.G. THE PRICE - JUST UNDER GBP1,800.

    THE DAF -- FROM HOLLAND. WITH 2-CYLINDER 746 c.c.'s IT HAS A TOP SPEED OF 65 M.P.H. AND GIVES UP TO 48 MILES TO THE GALLON.

    THE NSU SPIDER, FROM GERMANY. IT HAS THE REVOLUTIONARY WANKEL ROTARY ENGINE OF 500 c.c.'s, AND 64 BRAKING HORSE POWER. TO SPEED IS 95 M.P.H., FUEL CONSUMPTION 35 M.P.G. AND PRICE GBP1,190.

    THE ELVA - BMW. IT'S ALUMINUM BODIED AND ONLY 40 INCHES HIGH. THE 2-SEATER COUPE HAS A 1991 c.c. ENGINE, WITH A POWER OUTPUT OF 185 BRAKING HORSE POWER. ITS PRICE IS JUST OVER GBP1,000 STERLING.

    WARBURG 1000. 3-CYLINDERS AND 991 c.c.'s. THIS GERMAN CAR HAS A TOP SPEED OF 80 M.P.H. ITS PRICE IS AROUND GBP500.

    THE VOLGA ESTATE CAR -- FROM RUSSIA. THE 4-CYLINDER ENGINE HAS A 2,445 c.c.'s CAPACITY. BUILT AT THE GORKY AUTOMOBILE WORKS, HAS BOTH COIL SPRING AND TELESCOPIC SHOCK ABSORBERS. TOP SPEED 84 M.P.H., AND FUEL CONSUMPTION 30 M.P.G. PRICE IS JUST UNDER GBP1,000 STERLING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADOOG60ELOSCY7F4Z2SRHTFXGP
    Media URN:
    VLVADOOG60ELOSCY7F4Z2SRHTFXGP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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