Clas­sic crossword

David Cass

New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia - By Across 1.

Clas­sic Ital­ian make from 1904 to ’34, with a strong com­pe­ti­tion his­tory pre World War I that in­cluded a Targa Flo­rio win plus win­ning the Pek­ing–paris rally in 1907 (5) 8. Semi- (or oc­ca­sion­ally quar­ter-) -------- springs are found on many older clas­sic cars (8) 9. New Zealand speed­way racer, but ac­tu­ally born in Aus­tralia; win­ner of in­di­vid­ual speed­way world cham­pi­onship ti­tles in 1954 and 1959 (5) 10. Late in the clas­sic era, from 1980 to 2011, Ford-built Us-po­lice in­ter­cep­tor cars had the model name of Crown -------- (8) 11. Ital­ian city, for many years home to Alfa Romeo and Pirelli (5) 12. UK mo­tor­cy­cle and sta­tion­ary-en­gine man­u­fac­turer from 1902 to 1964, lat­terly un­der Vil­liers own­er­ship; its en­gines pow­ered many early Mor­gan three-wheel­ers and Cooper 500 rac­ers (1,1,1) 16. Ja­panese auto com­pany taken over by Nis­san in 1966, its Sky­line and Glo­ria ranges are well re­mem­bered as early Ja­panese clas­sic cars (6) 17. Lam­borgh­ini’s 1968–’70 GT 2+2 with body by Marazzi (6) 18. Un­der the UK’S old RAC horse­power rat­ing, based on en­gine bore size, this num­ber equates broadly to 1.1–1.2-litre cars in mod­ern times (3) 23. Model name shared by Oldsmo­bile 1973–’84 and Opel 1986–2003 (5) 24. Lam­borgh­ini’s clas­sic su­per­car, built 1974–’90 in sev­eral se­ries (8) 25. Clas­sic rally or­ga­nized in Hol­land: start­ing in 1949, it has run nearly ev­ery year since and is cur­rently run for old-timer clas­sic cars (5) 26. Bri­tish mi­nor-league coach­builder and body shop, founded in 1962 and spe­cial­iz­ing in con­vert­ible and es­tate-car con­ver­sions (8) 27. Sev­eral two-stroke cars from mak­ers like Auto Union /DKW and Saab used a ----- cylin­der in-line con­fig­u­ra­tion for their en­gines (5)

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