1930s el­e­gance Clas­sic cross­word

The 1930s were in­deed a very spe­cial decade in the his­tory of au­to­mo­biles. Some of the best ex­am­ples of this fa­mous pe­riod were the cul­mi­na­tion of fu­tur­is­tic Find more cross­words on­line: the­mo­tor­hood.com

New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia - By David Cass

Clues across: 7. This old-time RAC horse­power rat­ing ap­plied to UK cars of around 1200–1350cc (6) 8. Opel-based Ger­man GT and per­for­mance sa­loon sold in con­sid­er­able num­bers from 1973 to 1989 (6) 10. Bel­gian car built from 1902 to 1938: its sleeve-valve top-model cars ri­valled the best in the world in qual­ity (7) 11. UK au­to­mo­tiveac­ces­sory com­pany, noted mainly for elec­tri­cal sys­tem com­po­nen­try, ac­tive from 1860 to 1996, with the trade­mark now li­censed to ZF in Ger­many (5) 12. As with 7 across, this RAC horse­power rat­ing cov­ered cars of around 960 to 1100cc (4) 13. French ter­mi­nol­ogy for a sta­tion wagon or es­tate car (5) 17. Prom­i­nent French car com­pany; France’s se­cond-best-sell­ing brand be­hind Re­nault for some time in the 1950–’60s (5) 18. Aus­tralian mi­cro­car built by Light­burn from 1963 to ’65 (4) 22 (and 3 down). Ital­ian au­to­mo­bile stylist and busi­ness­man, head of Ghia from 1953 to 1963 (5,5) 23. French car de­signer, the ‘D’ of DB, builder of suc­cess­ful small sports and GT cars from 1938 to 1961 (7) 24. Lam­borgh­ini’s 1968–’69 up­date ver­sion of the V12 400GT, with body by Marazzi (6) 25. US au­to­mo­bile built from 1946 to ’51 — there were ru­mours around that other ma­jor US auto com­pa­nies froze out sup­ply of es­sen­tial parts and com­po­nents to hin­der the com­pany’s suc­cess (6) Clues down: 1. Light­weight French-de­vel­oped coach­build­ing sys­tem of the 1920s us­ing fab­ric on a jointed wood frame (7) 2. The up­mar­ket ver­sion of the Stan­dard 10, built from 1957 to ’60, with two-tone paint job and tiny tail fins (7) 3. See 22 across (5) 4. Bri­tish car com­pany founded in 1907: from 1931, it was the most prom­i­nent Rootes Group and Chrysler UK mar­que name through to 1976 (7) 5. ----- car rac­ing is a hugely suc­cess­ful US oval-track rac­ing cat­e­gory, for­mal­ized in 1948 un­der Nas­car brand­ing (5) 6. Widely used name for early type non-syn­chro­mesh gear­boxes — the name taken from noises typ­i­cally pro­duced by in­ept driv­ers when chang­ing gears (5) 9. Model name for Ply­mouth’s sport­ing coupé built from 1964 to ’74, ini­tially Valiant-based (9) 14. Buick model name (1949–1999) best re­mem­bered per­haps by the 1963 on­wards per­sonal lux­ury car se­ries (7) 15. Rather ob­scure UK builder of var­i­ous cars, taxis, trucks, and fire en­gines. Suc­cess­ful pre World War I, it had faded away by 1925, not helped by an un­suc­cess­ful 1921–’24 V-twin model de­signed by Granville Brad­shaw (7) 16. A ------- rod is a trans­versely mounted lat­eral lo­ca­tion de­vice for a beam-type rear axle (7) 19. Bri­tish com­pany, ac­tive from 1921 to 1967, built suc­cess­ful and some­times in­no­va­tive (front-wheel drive by 1928!) sport­ing and lux­ury cars, and aero en­gines (5) 20. Ex-ford met­al­lur­gist (in­ven­tor of vana­dium steel) who, in 1919, left Ford to build his own car from 1921 to ’26 (5) 21. Toy­ota’s six-cylin­der sports coupé, built from 1978 to 2002 in four gen­er­a­tions — a mod­ern clas­sic? (5)

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