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Did you know that Aylesbury was once home to a car manufacturer?

20th May 2007

Aylesbury's Mayor, Jenny Puddefoot visited the rally which took place a few days after she came to office.

This picture shows her with a Cubitt kindly exhibited by Mark Kelly.

The Cubitt was manufactured by the Cubitt Engineering Co Ltd a sister company to Holland, Hannen & Cubitt Ltd the builders of Covent Garden Market, the Cenotaph and the new east wing of Buckingham Palace.

Although the production target was 5,000 cars per annum and the Bicester Road factory operated from 1919 to 1925 only 3,000 were ever produced. As you would expect on the whole complete cars were sold however it was also possible to buy a chassis and have a body fitted by a different company.

The Cubitt was marketed on its competitive price.

Slogans such as "Big value for little money" & "The right car at the right price" were used.
In 1921 a 15.9 hp family car that could achieve 50 mph sold for just £442 which the motoring magazines of the time considered good value.