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Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? #1645245
16/10/2020 13:48
16/10/2020 13:48
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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
16/10/2020 18:33
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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?


1996 Portofino 20vt & 2000 Pearl White Plus
1985½ & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake
Re: Did the Coop actually do anything innovative? [Re: JKD] #1645252
16/10/2020 19:45
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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
17/10/2020 08:23
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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
17/10/2020 16:32
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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
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


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
21/10/2020 19:33
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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?

Last edited by Edinburgh; 22/10/2020 20:18. Reason: tidied quote :)

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