The Things They Say . . . .

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“Although called the Mk. 2, only the badges and a few minor modifications distinguish it externally from the Mk. 1. The interior has been tarted up and a heated rear screen fitted as standard”.Judith Jackson writing about the Triumph GT6 in The Sunday Times.

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“There would be a few grey hairs in the Midlands if we got into the Common Market right nowit will ultimately happenand if manu­facturers had to compete with the likes of the Stuttgart cars without the benefit of tariff protection.”A weekly contemporary paying tribute to Mercedes-Benz, of which it said the smaller models set “a very high standard indeed”.

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“West Germany’s Daimler-Benz is displaying all the signs of high success and independent single-mindedness which makes it the envy of other German auto makers and a major force to be reckoned with in the fast growing quality car markets of the world. . . . . Customers still join long waiting lists to get the cars. (Demand for the new model range . . . . is so strong that there is a nine-month waiting list in Germany). Heads of State like Nasser, Tito, Mao, ride in them, German corporations have their top men chauffeured in them, and ordinary Germans covet them as the last word in Teutonic automotive excellence”.The Sunday Times, which has also discovered that Mercedes-Benz make some of the best cars in the World, which Motor Sport knew and proclaimed many years ago.