• Short Summary

    The car industry's 1956 models are introduced to public at 1955 Motor Show.

  • Description

    Earl's Court, London.

    1955 Motor Show is held at London's Earl's Court. LV. The 2.4 litre Jaguar, price $1,298. SV. Opening door of Jaguar and showing steering column and dashboard. LV. The Cadillac 'La Espada' only one built for exhibition purposes, no price tag but insured for 35,000 dollars. Front view, Cadillac. SV. Showing steering column and dashboard. GV. Motor Show. LV. CU. Showing the new MG car on its side moving round slowly. LV. Two people looking at the new MG, price $844.0.10d. LV. The new Ford Squire Estate car, price $631.10.10d. LV. The Humber Hawk Estate car, price $1,254.17.6. SV. & CU. Letting down rear of Humber Estate car and showing interior. TV. & Front view, the new Citroen DS 19. SV. Showing new type steering wheel attached to the dashboard. GV. The Rolls-Royce 'Silver Cloud'. SV. Showing rear of 'Silver Cloud' with country man adaptations. LV. Two men polishing the Daimler. CU. Attendant polishing car, he opens the rear door and beckons out Norman Wisdom who is asleep on the back seat. CU. Norman Wisdom waking up on the back seat, he gets up with frightening expression. LV. Two attendants dragging Norman Wisdom away from car.

    (Orig.Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    557.08
    Media URN:
    31373
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1955
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:49:00 / 01:18:10:00
    Canister:
    55/84

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Ford Square"should read Ford Squire.

  2. jamied says

    The event was held 19-29 October 1955.

    Presumably, all the prices currently shown in dollars should be in pounds?

  3. British Pathé says

    It certainly should. Thanks jamied.

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