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Bubble-Topped 1964 Peel Trident – Space Age Transportation

The Peel Trident holds the world record of the smallest two-seater car ever serially manufactured.The Peel Trident is the second three-wheeled microcar made by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man. An all-new design from its one-seat counterpart the Peel P50, the Trident has two seats.

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The Peel Trident, equipped wîth a 49 cc DKW scooter motor which generates 4.2 hp (3.1 kW), and a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h), and 3-speed transmission, was the larger model. Performance was modest but more than adequate for the 5-inch front tires. it gets about 100 mpg.

source: conceptcarz / image: USA TODAY

The fiberglass body consists almost entirely of a forward hinged section wîth a transparent plexiglas dome which serves as a roof and flat glass windshield.


The only ventilation is the small sliding side hatch. This is undoubtedly the smallest 2-seater ever made. There is even a small amount of trunk space available.

There is no reverse gear and the turning radius is 8 feet. The Trident fits two people and their limited luggage. The engine is a VESPA and fuel economy is an astonishing 100 miles per gallon.