Clas­sic crossword

David Cass 1 2 3

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

UK per­for­mance-car builder from 1937 to the late 1950s: com­pe­ti­tion suc­cesses in­cluded a Monte Carlo Rally win, Bri­tish Hill­climb Cham­pi­onship win, and a 24 Hours of Le Mans third place (6) 8. Bri­tish man­u­fac­turer ac­tive from 1906 to 1954; pro­duc­tion in­cluded flat-twin and flat-four en­gines (6) 10. First part of the name of the fa­mous lux­ury cars (and avi­a­tion en­gines) de­signed by Marc Birkigt (7) 11. Prom­i­nent Coventry-based man­u­fac­turer noted for its blue di­a­mond ra­di­a­tor em­blem (5) 12. ---- Rail­ton was a prom­i­nent Bri­tish au­to­mo­bile de­signer, whose suc­cesses in­cluded the ERA voiturette rac­ing car and land-speed record cars built for Mal­colm Camp­bell and John Cobb (4) 13. Model name for Hum­ber six-cylin­der cars, used from 1930 to 1940, and again from 1945 to ’48: Su­per ----- ver­sions were sold along­side it part of the time, and con­tin­ued through to 1967 (5) 17. Model name for Rootes Group’s / Chrysler’s up­mar­ket vari­ants of the Su­per Minx / Hunter, usu­ally badged as Singers, with a few Aussie-built Hum­bers (5) 18. Ab­bre­vi­ated ver­sion of the name for GM’S mass-mar­ket brand in the US (4) 22. Model name used by Lin­coln from 1952 to ’59 for three gen­er­a­tions of full-size cars, the first of which were lively per­form­ers — prob­a­bly the ‘hot-rod Lin­coln’ of the old pop song (5) 23. Bri­tish mar­que name; ac­tive from 1907, it later came un­der Rootes own­er­ship then even­tu­ally Chrysler dis­con­tin­ued the mar­que name in 1978 (7) 24. Low-pro­duc­tion French builder (1956–’63?) of neat lit­tle fron­twheel-drive coupés based on the me­chan­i­cal el­e­ments of the fa­mous mar­que of clue 1 down (6) 25. New Zealand model name for the Simca Aronde, sold in small num­bers in the 1960s (6)

An­swers to last month’s crossword No. 293 Across 1. 11. 23. 27. Down 2. Unipower 3. Elec­tric 4. Ac­cord 5. Praga 6. Mcrae 7. Boddy 12. CNG 13. AMC 14. Blue­bird 15. De­la­haye 19. Monaro 20. 21. Lexus 22. Alvis 8. 12. 24. 9. 16. 25. 10. 17. 26. 18.

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