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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).

Mark Hol­man

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?

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