Business: Rush to Buy

Whatever ails U.S. auto sales is apparently not contagious. When the nine-day International Auto Show in Manhattan's Coliseum closed its doors this week, exhibitors totted up more than $25 million in sales, were so enthusiastic that some were raising their U.S. sales goals. From the very first sale only ten minutes after the show was first opened (a $24,985 Rolls-Royce), more than 200,000 visitors kept salesmen busy writing orders for the 60 cars of all sizes and shapes on exhibition from seven countries (U.S., Great Britain, West Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and Czechoslovakia).

Many of the cars were scooped up by dealers...

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