• Short Summary

    Citroen seem certain to steal the limelight in the 57th Paris Motor Show which opened in the Parc des Expositions, Versailles, today (Thursday October 1).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Exhibition Hall
    0.05

    2.
    TV PAN INT. Exhibition of cars
    0.13

    3.
    SV & CU Citroen GS
    0.26

    4.
    SV PAN Citroen SM & GS models
    0.43

    5.
    CU & SV Chrysler 160 GT (2 shots)
    0.48

    6.
    BV & SV Opel 'Manta' (2 shots)
    1.06

    7.
    SV Volkswagen K70 (2 shots)
    1.18

    8.
    CU & SV Autobianchi All (2 shots)
    1.28



    Initials PAF/PN/SGM/0109 PAF/PN/SGM/0128



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Citroen seem certain to steal the limelight in the 57th Paris Motor Show which opened in the Parc des Expositions, Versailles, today (Thursday October 1). Most interest on the first day of the ten-day show centred around their two models, the maserati-engined luxury SM model and the middle-range GS.

    Of the two models, the smaller GS attracted most of the attention. Although more expensive than other cars of a similar size (it costs about 11,000 Frances--725 sterling) it appeals to a large and competitive section of the market. Citroen claim that the smooth lines of the Gs make it the world's most perfectly aerodynamic car. The 1,013 CC flat-four engine gives the new car a top speed of about 150 kilometres per hour (95 miles per hour).

    The American Chrysler Company hope to rival the Citroen on the French domestic market with their new Simca models. The Simca 160 GT will cost about 13,000 Francs (about 860 sterling) and has a top speed of about 155 KPH (98 MPH).

    The Opel company's new model the "Manta" is named after the giant ray fish--the black devil of the sea. It is General Motors' answer to the Ford Company's successful model the Capri, appealing to the same range of customers. They will be producing four different versions for the French market.

    The Volkswagen K70 represents a complete departure in styling for the West German Company. It is the first Volkswagen with the engine at the front and bears little resemblance to the world-famous "beetle".

    The Italian Autobianchi firm presented the A112 "mini" car, which they hope will rival the popular BMC and Honda models.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVM9ARAT4AGG2K02T9OM8AX6U
    Media URN:
    VLVAVM9ARAT4AGG2K02T9OM8AX6U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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