Video: The 1965 Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show is one of the world’s oldest automotive events, dating back to 1905. Here’s some great newsreel coverage of the 1965 show with an emphasis on British cars.  



First held in 1905, Switzerland’s Geneva Motor Show  remains an annual tradition each March for the global automotive media. This neat old newsreel piece produced by British Pathé News provides a brief but content-rich look at the products on display at the 1965 show They include:

+   New for 1965, the Renault 16, the French automaker’s move upmarket into the midsize family-car class. The 16 was quite successful for Renault, selling 1.8 million units over its 15-year production life.

+   Not quite as successful but just as fascinating is the Triumph 2000 sedan, which featured a two-liter six for power, unit construction, and independent suspension on all four corners.

+   America’s sportiest offerings for 1965, including the Mustang 2+2 fastback, the Plymouth Barracuda, and the newly redesigned Chevrolet Corvair.

These old newsreel features are a fun and efficient way, we find, to review the annual product offerings through history. Enjoy the video.


2 thoughts on “Video: The 1965 Geneva Motor Show

  1. These newsreels were always more interesting before a movie than previews for a film that won’t be coming out for another ten months.

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