• Short Summary

    We see Abbe Gavois and his 30 year old car, which can still do 6 miles an hour, driving down a street in Paris.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Still Going Strong! Abbe Gavois of Raineville, creates sensation on Paris Boulevards with his 30 year old car - still able to do its 6 miles per hour. Paris, France.

    We see the Panhard & Levassor car driving through the streets with people walking along beside it. M/S Abbe and another man sat in it. A man opens the panel on the front.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    236.42
    Media URN:
    22344
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1921
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:24:00 / 01:47:06:00
    Canister:
    G 783

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The car featured is a Panhard & Levassor.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for identifying it. We've added it to the description.

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  3. jamied says

    The Abbe was still driving the car in 1928, as the attached newspaper article of the era will testify....

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/ar
    ticle/16443517?searchTerm="pa
    nhard"&s
    earchLimits=

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