• Short Summary

    THE PARIS INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW OPENED TODAY (THURSDAY) AND AS CAR SALES ARE FALLING OFF IN EUROPE, MOST OF THE 81 EXHIBITORS ARE WARY OF TRYING TO BOOST SALES WITH ANY DRAMATIC CHANGES IN BEST SELLING MODELS.

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    CARS ON SHOW INCLUDE ROLLS ROYCE, CHEVROLET, MOSKOVITCH, HINO, HONDA, MERCEDES AND CITROEN MODELS.




    Initials JRG/S/WH/EEH



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    Background: THE PARIS INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW OPENED TODAY (THURSDAY) AND AS CAR SALES ARE FALLING OFF IN EUROPE, MOST OF THE 81 EXHIBITORS ARE WARY OF TRYING TO BOOST SALES WITH ANY DRAMATIC CHANGES IN BEST SELLING MODELS.

    THE CHANGES THERE GIVE FAMILY CARS MORE POWER AND MORE SPACE INSIDE. THE ARISTOCRAT OF THE SHOW IS THE NEW ROLLS ROYCE SILVER SHADOW. THE STATELY LINE OF THE SILVER CLOUD HAS GONE. REPLACING IT IS A LOW-SLUNG CONTINENTAL LOOK AIMED AT EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN BUYERS.

    CITROEN ARE HELPING TO FILL THE GAP IN FRENCH LUXURY CARS WITH THEIR NEW DS-21, A POWERFUL, BETTER-EQUIPPED VERSION OF EARLIER DS MODELS. VOLKSWAGEN AND MERCEDES HAVE GREATER POWER THAN BEFORE AND AN INCREASING NUMBER OF MAKERS ARE OFFERING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IN THEIR CHEAPER MODELS.

    BRITAIN HAS 28 EXHIBITORS, THE UNITED STATES 14, WEST GERMANY 11, ITALY 9 AND JAPAN 2. THE SOVIET UNION IS EXHIBITING FOR THE FIRST AT THE SHOW. THE SHOW LIKELY TO ATTRACT THREE-QUARTER MILLION VISITORS, GOES ON FOR TEN DAYS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3FBDFEJ8NI79A1PHO9I9JGRCQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3FBDFEJ8NI79A1PHO9I9JGRCQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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