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World's Smallest Production Car - Baltimore, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 17.010 W 076° 36.724
18S E 360963 N 4349476
Quick Description: 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 currently holds the world record for the smallest automobile to go into production.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 3/27/2013 11:25:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMGP9M
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Long Description:

I discovered this car (for myself) at the Ripley's Believe it or Not! museum in Baltimore @ Inner Harbor. The car is so light me and two friends could lift it for sure. Although the Guinness Book does not make the distinction for smallest with regards to production line, this nevertheless is a world's record. The car is on display out front in the lobby and it is free to visit.

Designed as a city car, it was advertised 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 only 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 be still in existence. SOURCE

Date the Record Happened: 1963

Where did this record happen: Isle of Man

Who Broke this record: Not Broken

Is there something to see here?: Yes

What is there to see here: The actual car is here!

Website that Shows record happening or area now: [Web Link]

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