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P50 (United Kingdom, 1962)

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© photo courtesy of: RM Auctions
Peel P50
basic info
spec rating
United States of America US
United Kingdom GB
United Kingdom United Kingdom
United States of America US
United States of America United States of America
Engine
Straight 1
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Displacement
3 cu in
Doors
1
Maximum torque
--
Seats
1
Wheel Drive
Rear wheel drive
Luggage Space
--
Transmission
3, Manual
Fuel
Petrol
Power-to-weight
67.8 hp/ton
Kerb weight
130 lb
safety rating:
NCAP
--
fuel efficiency
84 US MPG
CO2 emissions
--
Displacement
3 cu in
max power
4 hp
acceleration 0-100 km/h
--
top speed
38 mph
price
--
loan
--
ownership cost:
annual
$ 393
insurance
--
Fuel
$ 393
service
--
tyres
--
about this car

The Peel P50 is a three-wheeled microcar produced from 1962 to 1965 by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man. The P50 is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest road legal production car to ever be manufactured.

The microcar was fitted with a one-cylinder 49cc engine with a power output of 4hp and a maximum speed of 61 km/h. The straight engine was mated with a three-speed manual transmission with no reverse gear. Running in petrol, the microcar is claimed to have had a combined fuel consumption of 2.8l/100km.

Thanks to the participation in BBC’s Dragons Den, a TV show where entrepreneurs pitch for investment, Faizal Khan and Gary Hilman, the two owners of Peel Engineering will be making a re-launch of the iconic P50 and Trident models. James Caan, one of the entrepreneurs of the show accepted to invest £80,000 for a 30% stake of Peel Engineering.

According to The Sun the idea to bring back to life th...


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