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Old 29 Jul 2020, 18:27 (Ref:3991450)   #1
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With the demise of the Parade, perhaps we could try something different;

Can you identify thiis car and add a little history?
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Old 29 Jul 2020, 20:26 (Ref:3991490)   #2
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From the badge, it's a Cubitt but more than that I do not know.
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Old 29 Jul 2020, 21:00 (Ref:3991497)   #3
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https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Cubitt%20c...562.jpg&t=ffhp

Colin is right .Cubitt , built in aylesbury 19250-25 , about 3000 were made , doubt there are many left now .
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Old 29 Jul 2020, 21:45 (Ref:3991505)   #4
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Well it's a start. Thanks chaps.
I actually worked on one once when I worked for Tula Engineering in Kimpton,
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Old 30 Jul 2020, 07:18 (Ref:3991546)   #5
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At the time there were two theories as to the reason for the the unique design of the Cooper Bobtail's rear end.
Can you name them both?

Answers by PM please to give everyone a chance.

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Old 30 Jul 2020, 07:22 (Ref:3991547)   #6
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Well, according to the DVLA, the Cubitt was manufactured in 1925, and it appears to have had the same owner since at least 2012. It is a 2998 cc variant, and is currently on the SORN list.
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What connects these two cars? (PMs only please)
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Old 30 Jul 2020, 16:50 (Ref:3991675)   #8
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RBS knew the answer to the Cooper puzzle. (well almost).
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Old 30 Jul 2020, 19:55 (Ref:3991710)   #9
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The Bobtail?
1. To make it short enough to fit in the transporter
2. So the tail would sit flat on the ground when hinged back

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Old 30 Jul 2020, 21:19 (Ref:3991723)   #10
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With the demise of the Parade, perhaps we could try something different;

Can you identify thiis car and add a little history?
I think I spot a Tenther in that picture...
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Old 30 Jul 2020, 21:31 (Ref:3991728)   #11
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Well it's a start. Thanks chaps.
I actually worked on one once when I worked for Tula Engineering in Kimpton,
Really nice guy Chris - he bought my other Studebaker which I think is now nearly finished - only taken him since '93
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crMalcolm had the Bobtail right. Anyone else?
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Old 30 Jul 2020, 21:41 (Ref:3991735)   #13
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The Bobtail?
1. To make it short enough to fit in the transporter
2. So the tail would sit flat on the ground when hinged back

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Half way there, from a man who doesn't do PMs
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Old 30 Jul 2020, 21:48 (Ref:3991736)   #14
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The Cooper Bobtail might have come about for an aerodynamic reason .

Without the cutaway it might have had the profile of a wing .
The date of this was just a couple of years after Jaguar tried their " Low Drag " C type at Le Mans , & although they tried to keep the reason for retirement quiet , I am fairly sure that the C type was nearly flying off the road on Mulsanne as it was an ideal shape for aerodynamic lift .

So , perhaps by then , Cooper had figured it out & was not going to make the same mistake .
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The Bobtail story seems reasonably well known, judging by the replies. The design is a variation on the aerodynamic theories of Dr. Kamm, who advocated a flat rear end as a better option than a more streamlined for the tail of a car. I do not profess to grasp the detail, but Cooper added the concave to the 'flat back' theory.

John Cooper, light heartedly I'm sure, explained it was because a longer design would not fit into the Cooper transporter.
The 'flat back' can be seen on various Aston Martins, and Ferrari models.
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Now how about the third puzzle?
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