It’s rather fitting that the smallest car in the world comes from one of the smaller countries in the world.
Manufactured in the Isle of Man in 1964 there were a couple of different models of the tiny auto and there have been a few modifications since.
At just 53 inches long and 39 inches wide the Peel whips around with a top speed of 40 miles per hour.
With a single windshield wiper, single headlight, three wheels (2 in front, 1 in back) the P50 isn’t exactly a family, luxury car but, in it’s day, it was economical and gets a whopping 100 miles to the (2-stroke) gallon!
Because it has 3 wheels and a 49cc engine the P50 is classified (in the UK) as a motorcycle.
There are no indicator lights, you’d have to use arm signals. The driver-left window doesn’t open so you’d have to do your hand signals out of the other window.
The Peel Trident is the ‘luxury’ model of the Peel range. It is a 2-seater model with two headlights and a bubble domed top and an open windshield.