Peel P50 – 1964
Marca : Engineering Company
Modello : P50
Anno : 1964
Telaio N. : D535
Esemplari prodotti : 47
Designer : Cyrill Cannel
Motore : Monocilindrico 2 tempi
Cilindrata : 49 cc
Alimentazione : 1 carburatore
Potenza : 4,2 CV a 6.600 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : 61
The Peel P50 is a three-wheeled microcar originally manufactured from 1962 to 1965 by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man. It was listed in the 2010 Guinness Book of Records as the smallest production car ever made. It had no reverse gear but a handle at the rear allows the very lightweight car to be physically manoeuvred when required.
Designed as a city car, it was advertised in the 1960s 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 one headlight. Standard colours were Daytona White, Dragon Red, and Dark Blue. The 1963 model retailed for £199 when new (about £1,400 in 2010, or $2,200 USD). 50 of them were produced, and only 27 of them are known to still exist.
2016 – Amelia Island – RM Sotheby’s – $ 176.000