Clas­sic cross­word

New Zealand Classic Car - - AUTOMOBILIA - By David Cass

Clues across

7. All­days ve­hi­cles (cars and trucks) were made from 1898 to 1918 by the All­days and ------ com­pany (6) 8. GM sub­sidiary from 1985 to 2010, with ve­hi­cles sold in Amer­ica and Canada from 1991 to 2010 (6) 10. Bri­tish For­mula 1 (F1) rac­ing car, with its most suc­cess­ful years be­ing 1957 and 1958 (7) 11. Model name for Fiat’s 1978–’88 com­pact fam­ily car, with just short of 1.8 mil­lion units sold — aka the Strada for most English-speak­ing ex­port mar­kets (5)

12. Word de­scrib­ing the state of an en­gine run­ning at tick-over speed with throt­tle closed (4)

13. Aus­tralian en­gi­neer­ing and re­tail com­pany, re­mem­bered for its in­volve­ment in com­pe­ti­tion en­gine de­sign, most suc­cess­fully with Brab­ham in 1966–’67 (5) 17. Us-based in­dus­trial de­signer, noted for suc­cess­ful body styles for Stude­baker from 1936 into the ’50s (5) 18. Ital­ian ve­hi­cle styling and de­sign com­pany, founded in 1916, taken over by Ford in the early ’70s, with its name used to badge many up­mar­ket Ford mod­els (4)

22. Axle ----- de­scribes a sit­u­a­tion where an ap­pli­ca­tion of ex­cess power causes a driven wheel to move sharply up and down and lose road ad­he­sion (5) 23. Opel’s small- to mid-range fam­ily car, in­tro­duced in 1935 as Ger­many’s first uni­tary-con­struc­tion car, it was built through to 1957, and again from 1967 to ’70 (7) 24. Simca’s very suc­cess­ful fam­ily car, built from 1951 to 1963 (1964 in Aus­tralia), over 1.4 mil­lion were sold in three main se­ries (6) 25. En­gine-build­ing com­pany, ac­tive in Italy, France, and Bri­tain from the early 1900s: en­gines were built for mo­tor­bikes, boats, cars, and air­craft, and pro­duc­tion con­tin­ued in Bri­tain un­til 1980 (6) Clues down 1. Chevro­let’s flat-six com­pact car, nearly 1.8 mil­lion were made from 1960 to ’69, though it got a bad start from the Un­safe at Any Speed con­tro­versy (7) 2. Ital­ian car­rozze­ria founded in 1948: suc­cess­ful through the 1950–’60s, it was sold to Ford in 1973 which dis­con­tin­ued use of the name, though there have been brief at­tempts to re­use it (7) 3. Model name for a mas­sive Thorny­croft tank trans­porter / prime mover 6x4 truck/trac­tor unit built from 1951, pow­ered by a big V8 mo­tor de­vel­oped from the Rolls-royce Mer­lin air­craft en­gine (5) 4. Model name for Chevro­let top model full-size cars from 1966 to 1996, in four main model gen­er­a­tions: more re­cently, from 2011, Hold­ens were sold in the US us­ing this model name (7) 5. Clas­sic low-pro­duc­tion US sports tourer, with around 400 built from 1951 to ’54, de­vel­oped from an orig­i­nal Frank Kur­tis sports car de­sign (5) 6. Hotchkiss sa­loon, avail­able with four- or six-cylin­der en­gines: just un­der 5500 units were sold from 1950 to ’54 (5) 9. US coach­builder ac­tive from 1909 — af­ter ac­qui­si­tion by Fisher in 1925, it be­came part of GM from 1931, and top Cadil­lac lux­ury mod­els used the name from 1952 (9) 14. Old-time open car-body style, fea­tur­ing a straight line from bon­net top through to the rear of the car (7) 15. UK car de­signer-con­struc­tor, its Lotus sports and rac­ing car de­signs were suc­cess­ful and in­flu­en­tial from the 1950 son (7)16. Ford’s full-size car range of the 1960s, us­ing its space race–in­flu­enced name to lift its im­age in an at­tempt to match the sales of Chevro­let’ s ri­val Im­pala (7)19. Stan­dard­Tri­umph’ s for­ward con­trol-box van, sold by Stan­dard and Ley­land from 1958: pro­duc­tion fi­nally ceased in In­dia in 1980 (5) 20. US sports car built from 1992 on, de­vel­oped from Frank Costin’s de­sign for the Ir­ish-built TMC sports car (5) 21. UK car stylist turned car­maker, grad­u­at­ing from Swal­low Side­cars to SS cars, and fi­nally Jaguar af­ter World War II, when the ab­bre­vi­a­tion ‘SS’ had very un­for­tu­nate con­no­ta­tions (5)

Answers to last month’s cross­word, No. 299 Across 7. Al­lard 8. Re­tard 10. Im­preza 11. Leone 12. Apex 13. Delta 17. Volvo 18. Tree 22. Amigo 23. Gil­bern 24. Ranger 25. Bel Air

Down 1. Kap­i­tan 2. Clip­per 3. Breer 4. Bel­lett 5. Ma­jor 6. Ed­sel 9. Fa­cel Vega 14. Coronet 15. Free­way 16. Leonard 19. Ma­tra 20. Diana 21. Ol­ley

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