August 10, 2009

The World's Smallest Car - The Peel P50 Weighs Only 130 Lbs

At a weight of 130 Lbs (59kg), the Peel P50 is the world's smallest production car. The 54 inch long little suckers were made by Peel Engineering Company in the 1960s. Today, there are only approximately 20 cars left.

According to Wikipedia:

"The Peel P50 is a three-wheeled microcar manufactured in 1962 and 1965 by the Manx Peel Engineering Company. It retailed for £199 when new, and currently holds the record for the smallest-ever automobile to go into production.

Designed as a city car, it was advertised as capable of seating "one adult and a shopping bag." The vehicle's only door was on its left side, and equipment included a single windscreen wiper and only one headlight. Standard colours were Daytona White, Dragon Red and Dark Blue."

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