PUSSY PARADEWHILE

Jaguar can lay claim to the ep­i­thet of ‘big cat’ — quite a few other au­tomak­ers named their cars af­ter fe­lines. Can you iden­tify th­ese?

New Zealand Classic Car - - AUTOMOBILIA - Clues Down: 1.

Clues Across: 7. Stude­baker’s last fling, the smartly styled coupé built from 1962–’3, and fre­quently repli­cated since (6) 8. Model name for Maserati’s clas­sic GT 2+2 coupé built from 1966–’73, Gi­u­giaro-styled while at Ghia, two more re­cent re­vivals of the name don’t have the same magic (6) 10. Maserati again, 1977–’83 un­der De To­maso own­er­ship, an­other GT coupé with Frua styling (7) 11. UK rac­ing-car builder, ac­tive from 1970 in F1 af­ter its 1969 found­ing by Messrs Mosley, Alan Rees, Coaker and Herd (5) 12. ---- Rail­ton was a suc­cess­ful UK record-, rac­ing- and sports -designer, ac­tive from 1917 through to WWII, when he dis­ap­peared into rel­a­tive ob­scu­rity in cor­po­rate Amer­ica (4) 13. VW’S late ’70s 4WD mil­i­tary ve­hi­cle, which achieved more fame from pro­vid­ing the 4WD tech­nol­ogy in Audi’s clas­sic qu­at­tro (5) 17. Ital­ian car­bu­ret­tor and fuel-sys­tem maker, ac­tive from 1923 and noted for car­bu­re­tion of high-per­for­mance en­gines (5) 18. Ital­ian styling house and coach­builder, ac­tive from 1915 and now part of Ford’s de­sign and styling ef­fort (4) 22. Stan­dard’s for­ward-con­trol light van built from 1958–’62 — its ini­tial power unit of 948cc could barely drag it along de­spite a top gear ra­tio of 6.7:1 (5) 23. Us-based fa­ther and son au­to­mo­bile stylists, fa­ther ac­tive in the 1920/’30s and son from 1959, earn­ing his fame with good work mainly for Ghia (7) 24. Isuzu’s orig­i­nally Ghia-de­sign coupé built from 1981 to 1992 in two gen­er­a­tions — a rare car th­ese days (6) 25. Mi­nor-league Ital­ian coach­builder, re­mem­bered for some late 1950s Fer­raris and a neat lit­tle Fiat 1500-based coupé, of which around 100 were made in mid 1960s (6).

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