Mystery Illustration 72

What was this vehicle for?

Answer is here (page 25).

Or after the jump.

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 18, 2018
     Category: Motor Vehicles | 1940s

First thought was a reminder of an early polar bear watching vehicle. Then the front wheels kinda move me away from that thought. Then maybe some sort of a crop harvesting platform? No even close! Oh well, love the mystery illustrations.
Posted by Steve E. on 06/18/18 at 09:54 AM
There was an Agatha Christie Poirot book that took place at a resort that used that vehicle. When the ITV TV series dramatized it, I believe they built one.
Posted by mjbird on 06/18/18 at 11:03 AM
Something to do with moving horses around, I thought. That looks like a horse's ass sticking out the back end.
Posted by Virtual on 06/18/18 at 11:05 AM
My first thought was a test model of Hobart's Funnies for DDay.'s_Funnies
Posted by BMN on 06/18/18 at 01:06 PM
It reminded me of those lifts they use for unloading freight from airplanes, so something built for unloading ships that run aground?
Posted by Phideaux on 06/18/18 at 02:13 PM
It resembles chemical sprayers used in the wine grape vineyards where I grew up. The machine straddled the vines to apply fungicide and pesticide evenly underneath the foliage.
Posted by KDP on 06/19/18 at 09:05 AM
Beach buggy? Reminded me of some of the early swamp buggies used to transport people around the everglades before they starting using airboats
Posted by Jeff on 06/20/18 at 01:59 PM
Everglades buggy, for sure. I thought I'd seen something like this somewhere before.
Posted by Virtual on 06/21/18 at 09:53 AM

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