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Clues across: 7. Model name for Simca’s big-selling small car, 1.4 million sold from 1951–’64 (6) 8. Model name for Citroën’s Abs-bodied, 2Cv-based small utility that sold nearly 145,000 from 1968 to ’88 (6) 10. Form of electrical generator used pre World War II in many cars, now used only for specialist applications, including aircraft piston engines! (7) 11. Renault’s stylish coupé built through the 1980s, with over 265,000 sold worldwide (5) 12. Small rear-engine sports coupé, marketed from 1968 to ’72 as an Abarth, a Giannini, a Lombardi, and an ---- (4) 13. Austin and Rover’s supermini built from 1980 to 1997, with over 2 million sold (5) 17. Series of rakish low-production sports coupés built in Britain from 1967 to the mid ’70s, with perhaps 100 produced over that period (5) 18. Anziel version of the Reliant-design Otosan saloon car promoted unsuccessfully as a New Zealand production vehicle from 1967 into the early 1970s (4) 22. As with 2 down, low-production light car built by a UK motorcycle company (5) 23. German vehicle builder 1928 to 1961, mainly of smaller (despite its name!) cars and commercial vehicles, part of the Borgward group (7) 24. US high-quality luxury automobile built from 1919 to 1931 (2,4) 25. Acronym for the US family business that has run sedan racing in the States since 1948 (6).
model appears 12 times in the book in various guises! But there are also one-off styling exercises, such as the Scarabeo and Nuvola, all the endurance racers and Formula 1 cars (including Alfa-powered Brabham and Ligier single-seaters), a World War I ambulance, elegant cars from the ’30s, vehicles built offshore — like the FNM JK made in Brazil — and even a solitary aeroplane. Yes, Director Ugo Stella agreed in 1911 to make a 4.0-litre motor available to a couple of ALFA (as it was rendered then) technicians on the grounds that, if it worked in a plane, ALFA drivers wouldn’t worry about breakdowns! And how about that amazing teardrop-shaped Aerodinamica from 1913?