The Peel P50 car is 54 inches long and 40 inches wide: That’s small enough to fit in an elevator or even inside a pickup truck. The car is designed to fit one person (it helps to be small) and a thin briefcase.
Weighing in at 175 pounds (79.4 Kilograms) or less, the car may weigh less than you and your bags!
It doesn’t even have 4 wheels!
The company says that you should be able to fit in the car as long as you’re 6’6″ or shorter.
The driver has space to fit a bag or briefcase with them, but there’s no room if a friend needs a ride… unless your friend wants to hold onto the roof.
Why would anyone drive this miniscule car anywhere? It only fits you. And not in a roomy fashion either.
The biggest reason is the gasoline version car gets a giant 188 miles per gallon!
That mileage definitely comes at a cost.
A classic 1964 Peel P50 sold for $120,000!
First of all, the car’s top speed is only 28 miles per hour.
Secondly, each new car would cost you a brisk $21,530 US dollars. But that price could be called a steal!
The original run of Peel P50s in 1964 only included 50 cars—with only 27 original Peel cars remaining today. The last time one was auctioned it was bought for a whopping $120,000 US dollars.
We’ll Let You to Drive One!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! owns about 20 custom P50 cars (look at those fantastic paint jobs!) and we’ll give you a chance to drive one!
If you live near this year’s Canadian International AutoShow (open February 13-22, 2015) and visit the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Aquarium of Canada and Ripley’s Niagara booths (701 A & B) we’ll let you take the Smallest Assembly-Line Manufactured Street-Legal Car ever built for a spin! Yes—YOU—behind the wheel!