Q4: Name at least one car (make and model) with a front-wheel-drive and transverse engine mechanical layout that pre-dates the influential 1959 BMC Mini.
A: There are a few choices here, with transverse-engined front-wheel-drive production models including the British (not to be confused with the German) Lloyd 650 of 1946 and the 1955 Suzulight by Suzuki. The 1946 Ursaab (also known as the Saab 92001) and 1953 Alfa Romeo 33 prototypes also pre-dated the BMC Mini’s advanced mechanical configuration.
Q5: What do a 1955 Dodge La Femme, 2003 Skoda Superb and Goodwood-built 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom have in common?
A: All three cars included an umbrella as part of the standard specification.
Q6: Buba, Fusca, Kever. What car do we know these as in the English-speaking world?
A: The Beetle, built by Volkswagen. In its early years the VW was officially called the 1200, but the Beetle name quickly stuck (including its foreign language equivalents; Käfer in German, Coccinelle in French, Buba in Croatian, Fusca in Portuguese, Kever in Dutch, and so on).
Q7: What component connects the Ferrari 360, Matra Rancho, Noble M600, Alfa Romeo 8C Coupe and Morgan Aero 8 Coupe, and from which car does the component originate?
A: The side repeater indicators/flashers, usually mounted on both front wings, are the same units for each of these cars (plus many others), and originates from the 1977 Peugeot 305 (and later 505).