Western Europe: Gloom Amid the Chrome


The usual eyecatchers were on hand last week at Geneva's Salon Interna tional de 1'Automobile where 78 car makers from 13 countries bared their new chrome. Ferraris, Maseratis and Aston Martins gleamed disdainfully, while a Daimler reposed in a bed of rhododendrons. High performance and prices typified the new models. Italy's Fiat presented its $5,859 Dino, boasting a Ferrari-designed engine, while O.S.I, of Turin produced the silvery Scarabeo. From France came the Matra 530, a Le Mans-styled model with a sloping tail, a Ford Taunus engine and a built-in roll-bar. Japan's Toyota came West with a 2,000 GT roadster...

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