Clas­sic Crossword

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Clues Across:

7. US ter­mi­nol­ogy for that part of the ex­haust sys­tem con­nect­ing the ex­haust valve ports to the main ex­haust pipe sys­tem (6) 8. Model name for the four-cylin­der ver­sions of Ford UK’S mid-range sa­loons from 1950/’51 to 1962 (6) 10. Fa­mous auto en­gi­neer, born in Bo­hemia but mostly ac­tive in Ger­many as designer of the VW Bee­tle, Mercedes SS/SSK and many other projects (7) 11. Opel’s mid-ex­ec­u­tive-range car built from 1986 to 2003 — we saw a re­vised ver­sion here down un­der as a Holden Com­modore (5) 12. Ital­ian marque set up by the Maserati broth­ers in 1947 and ac­tive through to 1967 (4) 13. VW’S 1950-on­wards Type 2 panel van (5) 17. The em­blem of this Coven­try­based car firm, from 1938 part of the Nuffield Or­ga­ni­za­tion and later BMC/BLMC, was a blue di­a­mond (5) 18. NZ slang for a chas­sis ser­vice for your older clas­sic — do-it-your­self with grease gun to the grease nip­ples (4) 22. Model name for Pon­tiac’s up­mar­ket ver­sion of the Chevrolet Vega, built from 1972 to 1977 (5) 23. Fa­mous, or maybe in­fa­mous, two-stroke-en­gined small car — over three mil­lion were sold in Iron Cur­tain coun­tries (7) 24. Lam­borgh­ini’s even more po­tent fol­low-up — built from 1990 to 2001 — to the clas­sic Coun­tach (6) 25. Opel-based Ger­man GT cars, built from 1973 to 1989 in two main model ranges, the CD and SC (6)

Clues Down:

1. French coach­builder, ac­tive from 1919 to 1985, lat­terly with spe­cial­ized ver­sions of the Citroën DS and SM ranges (7) 2. The D of STD mo­tors, which af­ter 1935 was taken over by the Rootes Group (7) 3. Aus­tralian en­gi­neer­ing con­cern, which came into mo­tor-sport promi­nence when Brab­ham won the F1 world cham­pi­onship in 1966–’67 (5) 4. Leg­endary Ital­ian designer, re­mem­bered for suc­cess­ful de­signs for Alfa Romeo, Fer­rari and Maserati in the 1940s and 1950s (7) 5. Ford UK’S in-house name for the V4 and V6 en­gines used in the Capri, Cor­sair, and Tran­sit, among other de­signs (5) 6. GM’S long-time pres­i­dent from 1923, even­tu­ally re­tir­ing from chair­man­ship of GM in 1956 (5) 9. Bri­tish mo­tor­cy­cle com­pany, ac­tive from 1905 to 1971, with a strong com­pe­ti­tion his­tory in­clud­ing 1949–’50 350cc World Cham­pi­onships (9) 14. Four-cylin­der 1.5-litre Alvis tour­ing sa­loon, open tourer or drop­head coupé built from 1932–’34 (7) 15. Clas­sic French make, noted for many fine clas­sics such as the Type 13, 23, 35, 37, 41, 44, 46, 50, 51, 55, 57 and 59 (7) 16. Daim­ler’s 74.5kw (100bhp) ver­sion of its mid 1950s Con­quest se­ries — the ex­tra per­for­mance made it the best-sell­ing ver­sion of the car (7) 19. The 1950s–’60s time­keep­ing and av­er­age-speed cal­cu­la­tor sys­tem beloved by rally nav­i­ga­tors of the era (5) 20. Al­ter­na­tive power sys­tem, used with some suc­cess in the first 25 years of the 20th cen­tury by Stan­ley, Lo­co­mo­bile, Doble and oth­ers (5) 21. The last hur­rah for Skoda’s rear-en­gined mod­els was this 1984–1990 ver­sion with coupé body — af­ter many years of devel­op­ment, it was a bet­ter car than most gave it credit for (5)

An­swers to last month’s crossword #269 Across: 7. Hor­net 8. Lau­rel 10. Mag­neto 11. Levin 12. Iota 13. Simca 17. Dodge 18. Ghia 22. Avant 23. Oc­tavia 24. Tro­jan 25. Fer­odo Down: 1. Chamois 2. Fregate 3. lever 4. Mal­lock 5. Drive 6. Flint 9. Don­ing­ton 14. Pon­tiac 15. Chevron 16. Mata­dor 19. Manta 20. Baron 21. Steel

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