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Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? #1645245
16/10/2020 12:48
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I saw this article, and of course the Coop isn't in there.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/slideshow/groundbreakers-cars-did-it-first-1

Which is probably more to do with the fact that it's not a well known car. Having said that, Autocar usually seem quite familiar with the Coop. confused

So is there anything that the Coop was the first one to do?

Off the top of my head, I suppose you could say styling-wise it was the first (and I think only one) to have arse shaped headlights? confused laugh

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645246
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The first to have it's owners club named after a well known obscenity and a clothing manufacturer?

Only car referred to by reference to a chicken shed?

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645250
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First car not to have a proper name or number?

First car to be styled by a famous Italian styling house, but only on the inside?


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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645252
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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645261
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Wasn't the 20VT the fastest FWD car of it's time?

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: Gripped] #1645272
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Yes for a std production car that is correct I believe. Also has the turning circle of a Bus wink


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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645276
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Doorhandles hidden? Later used by alfa 156 for rear doors, when I went to the dealer they told me this was unique and then I showed them my coupe. Although must say the 156 had this gig to look like a coupe.


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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645353
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First to have a derrière as a mold for its headlight covers?

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: Master_Mariner] #1645361
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Originally Posted by Master_Mariner
First to have a derrière as a mold for its headlight covers?



Dude it was breasts not backside wink

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645379
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First to have it's whole new branch of psychiatry: Coop Paranoia.

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: Countrycruising] #1645400
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Originally Posted by Countrycruising
Originally Posted by Master_Mariner
First to have a derrière as a mold for its headlight covers?



Dude it was breasts not backside wink


I must obviously be looking at things the wrong way!! May explain a lot!

LOL

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: Master_Mariner] #1645402
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Originally Posted by Master_Mariner
Originally Posted by Countrycruising
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First to have a derrière as a mold for its headlight covers?



Dude it was breasts not backside wink


I must obviously be looking at things the wrong way!! May explain a lot!

LOL


It was commonly known and believed the head light design was based on Mr B's wifes backside, however the posters we received in 2014 on the top of the Ligotto for the 20th anniversary were designed and printed by Mr B showing a lady with 4x breasts, I have a signed copy here in the office along with a second poster showing a pair of ladies wearing dresses with slashes.

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: Countrycruising] #1645403
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Originally Posted by Countrycruising


It was commonly known and believed the head light design was based on Mr B's wifes backside, however the posters we received in 2014 on the top of the Ligotto for the 20th anniversary were designed and printed by Mr B showing a lady with 4x breasts, I have a signed copy here in the office along with a second poster showing a pair of ladies wearing dresses with slashes.


Let's have a look then! Pics. Provide smile

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645411
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Not necessary. I've seen 'em and can confirm that they are in fact on Joe's wall. Complete for count and slashes.

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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: Trappy] #1645416
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Originally Posted by Trappy
Originally Posted by Countrycruising


It was commonly known and believed the head light design was based on Mr B's wifes backside, however the posters we received in 2014 on the top of the Ligotto for the 20th anniversary were designed and printed by Mr B showing a lady with 4x breasts, I have a signed copy here in the office along with a second poster showing a pair of ladies wearing dresses with slashes.


Let's have a look then! Pics. Provide smile



You'll get a chance to see them in person before too long Ryan wink





Come to that... chinny


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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: Edinburgh] #1645438
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Originally Posted by Edinburgh
Originally Posted by Trappy
[quote=Countrycruising]

It was commonly known and believed the head light design was based on Mr B's wifes backside, however the posters we received in 2014 on the top of the Ligotto for the 20th anniversary were designed and printed by Mr B showing a lady with 4x breasts, I have a signed copy here in the office along with a second poster showing a pair of ladies wearing dresses with slashes.


Let's have a look then! Pics. Provide smile


You'll get a chance to see them in person before too long Ryan wink


With apologises to Frank Zappa, all roads lead to Joe's Garage! Maybe the Coop is the first to have it's own pilgrimage to the shrine of the 4 breasted lady?

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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: respace] #1645499
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Originally Posted by respace
With apologises to Frank Zappa, all roads lead to Joe's Garage! Maybe the Coop is the first to have it's own pilgrimage to the shrine of the 4 breasted lady?


rofl

That's very good.......... and worthy of the picture smile

Behold the four breasted lady........

And the second poster with the slashes.

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645505
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To combine two recent threads; it gives us more things to get annoyed about/hate than any other?

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: Countrycruising] #1645511
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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645712
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Was it the first 5 cylinder turbo production car? Just asking for a friend....


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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645715
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Nope, see Audi S2 (and probably other cars too).

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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645719
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I think the 1980's Audi Quattro got there before.
Volvo 850 T5 similar era to the Coupe

Not sure who was the first though.

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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: Gripped] #1645931
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I seem to recall it was the first production car to have 220bhp through the front wheels only

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645935
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Fastest ever production Fiat

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1646062
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a) Its innovative winter anti-theft method - you can't open the doors on cold days, even if you have the keys
b) Its patented rear lid design for smoothly dumping snow in the boot - just in case you need it.
c) Its concept that sun visors should be aesthetically pleasing rather than functional


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Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1646068
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Following on from the excellent point a) above, even if you have the keys and get the door open there is always the possible frozen handbrake, or alternatively no handbrake depending on it's mood.

It's also the first car with nowhere to balance a cup of tea whilst trying to workout how to get it going.

Point c) also applies to the mirrors, headlights, slashes, bodywork er most of it come to think of it!

Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: respace] #1646076
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Actually, a long time ago, I think someone on the forum said that the Coop was the first car to incorporate/base it's design on, a certain style of art. confused


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