AUTOS: Britain's Entries

In Manhattan's flag-and flower-decked Grand Central Palace, British automakers opened their first U.S. show last week. On the first day, 15,000 car-curious New Yorkers crowded in and admired the sleek, rakish models, as different from each other as they are from the standardized design of U.S. cars.

The models in the show ranged in price (delivered in New York) from $149 for Austin Motor Co.'s pedal-power racer for moppets to $14,780 for a Rolls-Royce town car. Most eye-catching entries were Daimler's linden green five-passenger convertible ($13,025) and a six-passenger black sedan ($7,150)...

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