Friday, 06 Feb, 2009 Offbeat

Smallest Car in the World Travels Throughout London


It might be small but this latest British invention will definitely help you park everywhere you wish to. The car, dubbed Peel 50, claims to be the smallest car in the world. Besides being legally allowed in UK, it is also parked among the 800 exhibits found at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum.

Today is the first time the museum presents the miniature vehicle that promises to take people for a ride into the world of bizarre.

The invention represents a three-wheeled micro car and is the smallest to go in mass production.

Initially Peel 50 was created in 1960 by the Manx Peel Engineering Company. Back then there were 50 units launched into production, each unit being available for GBP200.

The small car was developed as a city vehicle and was advertised as able to seat one adult person and a shopping bag. Peel 5 has one door, found on the left side, one widescreen wiper and a single headlight.

The car measures a length of 134 and a width of 99 cm. Its weight is just 59 kg and is expected to be a huge hit in the United Kingdom.

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