CCW’S MEGA CROSS­WORD

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9 cre­ator of the MGB GT V8 con­cept (3,8) 11 Of­fi­cial launch name of a 1980 austin hatch­back (9) 13 Vel­vet-like car up­hol­stery fab­ric (6) 14 colour­ful band at the top end of the rev counter (7) 15 where Vaux­hall opened a plant in 1905 (5) 16 The austin-Healey 100 took the en­gine from these post-war austin mod­els (9) 17 Makers of the DBs (5,6) 20 Vanden Plas orig­i­nated in which coun­try? (7) 22 Tiny, rear-en­gined NsU model launched in the late 1950s (5) 23 a two-door TVr wedge that went on sale in 1980 (6) 27 Bri­tish limou­sine, 1930 to 1954 (6,7) 28 Draught sta­tus of avail­able horse­power? (2,3) 31 skoda su­per­mini that suc­ceeded the Feli­cia (5) 32 The Vaux­hall sin­tra or seaT al­ham­bra, for ex­am­ple (6,7) 35 late-1940s two-door austin model (6) 36 Tyre part with pat­tern and depth (5) 37 The rootes Group’s lin­wood plant was lo­cated near to which ma­jor Uk city? (7) 40 who gave us the 350GT and 400GT in the 1960s? (11) 42 ap­plauses, cha­rades, etc (9) 45 _ chapron, coach­builder noted for citroën Ds Dé­capotable con­vert­ibles (5) 46 Fa­mous lin­coln name­plate – a city ve­hi­cle pre­sum­ably? (4,3) 47 arty name be­hind the 950 sports of the 1950s? (6) 48 Flag­ship rolls-royces from the 1970s and 1980s (9) 49 These cars pro­vided the ba­sis for the Trevi (6,5)

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1 era of the lam­borgh­ini Ur­raco (9) 2 Boosted lo­tus brought out in the 1980s (6,5) 3 Boy­ishly-named lux­ury clas­sics from Nis­san! (7) 4 cut­ting edge part of a wind­screen wiper? (5) 5 it was es­sen­tially a six-cylin­der ver­sion of the Vaux­hall carl­ton (7) 6 They formed part of Opel’s kaD range along with the kap­i­tan and ad­mi­ral (9) 7 see 43 down 8 _ Turismo, GT in ital­ian speak (4) 10 This Fiat was closely re­lated to the alfa 164, among oth­ers (5) 12 They were the fol­low-up to the sunny (6,7) 18 seaT re­leased GTi ver­sions of these hatch­backs in 1993 (6) 19 sis­ter model of the stan­dard Van­guard (7,6) 21 Type 105 alfa romeo mod­els launched in 1962 (7) 24 Hun­ters, Gazelles, etc (7) 25 eco-friendly like alfa romeo’s clover­leaf trim? (5) 26 sama­ras and ri­vas, etc (5) 29 Nick­name for the 1960s Mercedes sl with its Far east-style hard-top (6) 30 Found­ing town of saab (11) 33 How rover 800s were badged for the Us mar­ket (9) 34 clas­sic Bri­tish sports car that spawned the sprint in 1970 (5,4) 38 arm­strong sid­de­ley model which sur­vived un­til 1954 (7) 39 which French mar­que joined sun­beam and Tal­bot in 1920 to form the sTD com­bine? (7) 41 Up­dated ver­sion of the singer Nine (6) 43 & 7 down a car like the Ma­tra-simca Bagheera, ca­pac­ity-wise (5-6) 44 The lo­tus ex­cel suc­ceeded it (5) 45 The ‘H’ of any FHc (4)

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