British manufacturer Peel has built in 1960’s one of the smallest cars in the world, and one of the few surviving copies will soon be offered for sale. Passionate audience of Top Gear certainly remember a hilarious episode where Jeremy Clarkson drives the smallest car in the world, Peel P50 model. However, this model is not the only one who came out of the workshop of company Peel Engineering, which was based on the famous Isle of Man, known for its auto and motorcycle racing.
It was created another miniature car called Trident.
Peel Trident was theoretically two-seater, but due to small space virtually was enough room for only one adult.
It was advertised as “a vehicle that offers the comfort of a car for the price of a scooter.” And , the car was really powered by scooter engine, volume 49 cc, which allowed Trident maximum of 61 km/h (more than that would not be safe).
For power transmission was used with the 3-speed gearbox, but without reverse gear, so when parking backwards driver had to get out and push back the vehicle into the parking space.
According to factory data, fuel consumption for this mini-auto is an average of 2.8 l/100 km.
A copy of the Trident you see on the photographs will be offered at Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, California on August 18-19, and it is a fully restored vehicle produced in 1965, with chassis number E185.