AUTOS: The Dollar Grin

In Earl's Court, Londoners crowded into their first big auto show since war's end. They could look, but few could buy. Since Britain must export 75% of its cars, most of the new models were aimed at U.S. trade. They had the wide grillwork which Britons call "the Dollar Grin." Daimler's pastel green, 150-h.p. convertible, with hand-built body, was the show's most expensive car. In England, with a $10,000 tax, it costs $28,000. U.S. price: about $20,000.

Morris, whose two-seater M.G. Midget is a popular U.S. seller, this year offered a four-seater tourer (U.S. price: $2,750) with leather seats, adjustable...

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