Clas­sic cross­word

David Cass

New Zealand Classic Car - - AUTOMOBILIA - By Clues Across 7.

UK sports and rac­ing car builder — its light rear-en­gine-chas­sis frames pow­ered by JAP, Nor­ton, Bris­tol, Cli­max, Maserati, and British Rac­ing Mo­tors (BRM) en­gines achieved great rac­ing suc­cess from 1946 to 1968 (6) 8. Model name shared by Ri­ley, Lanch­ester, and Austin-healey (6) 10. Com­pan­ion make for Stude­baker, 1926–’30, ad­ver­tised as ‘the Lit­tle Aris­to­crat’ in an at­tempt to sell in Bri­tain and Europe (7) 11. Ital­ian man­u­fac­turer, re­mem­bered mainly for fine big-en­gine tour­ing and sport­ing cars pre World War I, one of which came first in the epic Pek­ing–paris en­durance race in 1907 (5) 12. US car com­pany — its 1930s L29 and 810/812 mod­els re­main clas­sic au­to­mo­bile style icons of their time (4) 13. Me­chan­i­cally ef­fi­cient drive sys­tem used on en­gine camshaft drives or as a fi­nal-drive sys­tem for mo­tor­cy­cles and some usu­ally lightweight cars (5) 17. French en­gi­neer­ing com­pany ac­tive in aero­space work and car con­struc­tion and de­sign from 1965 through to 2003 (5) 18. Un­for­tu­nate mid ’80s Ital­ian/ Ja­panese col­lab­o­ra­tive car de­sign — ‘han­dles like a Dat­sun, built like an Alfa Romeo’ said one scathing re­view (4) 22. The Sil­ver ----- was an Alvis six-cylin­der sa­loon built from 1936 to 1940 of­fered with a 2362cc or 2762cc en­gine (5) 23. Subaru sa­loon range, in­tro­duced in 1992 and sold since in four gen­er­a­tions — its sport­ing 4WD mod­els are prob­a­bly a mod­ern clas­sic (7) 24. French car­maker, ac­tive since 1952 with a long as­so­ci­a­tion with Re­nault, which has owned the com­pany since 1974 (6) 25. Bent­ley sport­ing lux­ury sa­loon, built from 1998 to 2009; its model name com­mem­o­rates the mar­que’s his­toric rac­ing as­so­ci­a­tion with the Le Mans rac­ing cir­cuit (6)

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