• Short Summary

    NEW YORK'S SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW - MORE THAN 500 MODELS FROM THE WORLD'S TEN MAJOR CAR-PRODUCING COUNTRIES - OPENED TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR A NINE-DAY RUN.

  • Description

    NEW YORK'S SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW - MORE THAN 500 MODELS FROM THE WORLD'S TEN MAJOR CAR-PRODUCING COUNTRIES - OPENED TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR A NINE-DAY RUN.YESTERDAY WAS PREVIEW DAY AND THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE EARLY INTEREST BEING SHOWN IN EUROPEAN CARS.

    MODELS GIRLS IN BATHING SUITS AND EVENING GOWNS WERE ON HAND TO ADD THAT TOUCH OF GLAMOUR AND ELEGANCE TO THE SHINY NEW CARS.BUT AT LEAST ONE OLD CAR ATTRACTED ATTENTION - THE FIRST BRITISH ROVER EVER BUILT, A 1904 MODEL.

    FIFTY BRITISH MODELS ARE ON SHOW - THE LARGEST CONTINGENT FROM OVERSEAS.TWELVE ARE IN NEW YORK FOR THE FIRST TIME.THE BRITISH MOTOR CORPORATION, WITH STRONG EMPHASIS OF THE MGB SPORTS M.G.1100, MG SPRITE AND AUSTIN HEALEY, HAS 13 MODELS ON SHOW.THE B.M.C.TOTAL OF 3,328 REGISTRATIONS IS NOW IN SECOND PLACE IN THE U.S.IMPORT MARKET, DEPOSING THE RENAULT COMPANY OF FRANCE, BUT IS STILL WELL BEHIND THE LEAD SET UP BY VOLKSWAGEN.SALES OF THE GERMAN COMPANY IN AMERICA DURING THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 1963 WERE UP BY 18 PER CENT FOR THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.BRITAIN'S PRESTIGE CAR, THE ROLLS ROYCE, IS WELL REPRESENTED.ITS PRICE GOES UP TO 30,000 DOLLARS AND ONE, A SILVER CLOUD III SALOON, INCLUDES ACCESSORIES WORTH ABOUT 3,500 DOLLARS.

    HOWEVER, THE FRENCH RENAULT DISPLAY INCLUDES THE MOST VALUABLE CAR IN THE SHOW - A CARAVELLE WITH A 150,000-DOLLAR TRANSVAAL DIAMOND AS A BONNET ORNAMENT.IT IS GUARDED BY ARMED POLICE.

    FEATURE OF THE MERCEDES STAND IS THEIR NEW 320SL MODEL - THE SLEEK LOOKING STAR OF THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAXVQ6GXRKY9KYPXO0T4GQBOEL
    Media URN:
    VLVAXVQ6GXRKY9KYPXO0T4GQBOEL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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