1940s Motor Vehicle Quiz

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#1. In the 1940s, car manufacturers were mainly focused on the war effort. However at the end of 1940 what was the total number of cars in the UK?

#2. What was the approximate cost of an MG Midget when it was originally introduced?

#3. The Morris 8 was a small family car produced by Morris Motors from 1935 to 1948 but what was the approximate top speed of the early models?

#4. The famous RT1 Double-Decker Bus is to London bus enthusiasts what the Flying Scotsman is to the world of steam locomotives, but how many seats did it provide across its 2 decks?

#5. The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, billed as a true luxury car, was the first Rolls-Royce to be offered with a factory built body and came with an in-line six cylinder engine. But what year was it first produced and how many were made before production ceased?

#6. First unveiled at the 1948 London Motor Show, the Jaguar Mark V featured an upright chrome grille and optional leaping Jaguar radiator cap mascot but what was the engine cc and what brake horsepower did it produce?

#7. Influenced by a 1946 Pininfarina-bodied Alfa Romeo cabriolet and designed to appeal to an American audience, this was the first post-war car that Austin Motors built from scratch after the end of WW2 but which car was it?

#8. Motor cycle manufacturer BSA was responsible for some extremely popular innovations in this genre throughout the 1940s but what did BSA stand for?

#9. Who was General Manager and Chief Designer at BSA from the mid 1940s?

#10. The 1940s saw the world’s first mass-produced civilian four-wheel drive car but what vehicle was this?

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