Mys­tery car

New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia - Clues across: 7. 8.

# 237

From a very large mys­tery last month to a very small one this time, who can iden­tify this lit­tle jig­ger, from the early ’50s? Don’t be mis­led by the trac­tor-type wheels, which we be­lieve were avail­able as a stan­dard op­tion, this ve­hi­cle was quite def­i­nitely road le­gal when equipped with its stan­dard wheels. Send your so­lu­tion, by email or snail mail, to Mys­tery Cars No. 237, NZ Clas­sic Car, PO Box 46 020, Herne Bay, Auck­land, by mid-oc­to­ber. Last month’s mys­tery was the Chi­nese-built Hong-ki (var­i­ously found spelled as Honq’ki), known also as the Red Flag. This one we be­lieve to be the CA770 model, which was the se­cond ver­sion of the ve­hi­cle, built from the late 1960s in small num­bers (low hun­dreds) as trans­port for of­fi­cials, dig­ni­taries, and vis­it­ing states­men or politi­cians in main­land China.

------ Park was a pop­u­lar NSW rac­ing cir­cuit, used from 1967 to 1998 (6) Chrysler Cor­po­ra­tion mar­que in the mid-price range, sold from 1928/’29 through to 1960/’61 (6 or 2,4) 10. Alpine pass, used as a model name by Ri­ley and Bu­gatti (Type 57) in the ’30s (7) 11. Bri­tish au­to­mo­tive elec­tri­cal com­pany, with ‘King of the road’ one of its oftremem­bered sales tags (5) 12. Rac­ing-car mar­que orig­i­nat­ing in ’50s Aus­tralia but bet­ter re­mem­bered for very suc­cess­ful rac­ing cars from 1974 on­wards (4) 13. Out­ward sign of en­gine prob­lems, or over­stressed tyres (5) 17. Czech mar­que, with his­tory back to 1895, to­day owned by VW — some now reckon it builds a bet­ter VW than VW does! (5) 18. UK rac­ing- and sports-car maker, al­ways un­der­funded but re­mained ac­tive from 1929 to the late ’50s, lat­terly as an en­gine sup­plier (4) 22. Mazda kei car built from 1962 to 1970, and one of the best­sellers in the cat­e­gory (5) 23. Ve­hi­cle built to copy, with some de­gree of au­then­tic­ity, an orig­i­nal or gen­uine car, or, more loosely, to re­sem­ble such a ve­hi­cle (7) 24. Opel’s mid-size car range from 1970 to 1988 in three gen­er­a­tions — we saw a variant ver­sion over here as the Holden Camira (6) 25. Model name ap­plied to sev­eral clas­sic Lagonda mod­els, pre– and post–world War II (6).

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