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Peel

The Peel range of 3-wheelers first appeared in 1962 at the London Motor Show. The Peel P50, was produced by Peel Engineering Company who were manufacturers of fibreglass fairings and boats at Peel on the Isle of Man. At just 53 inches (1.34m) long and 39 inches (99cm) wide the Peel 50 is currently the smallest 3-wheeler ever produced. With a top speed of 38mph and powered by a 49cc DKW engine it was designed purely as a single seat town car to carry one adult and a shopping bag.

The Peel 50 had no reverse gear, but at just 59kg (132lb) it was light enough to park manually using the handle provided at the rear of the vehicle.

Peel also produced a two seater 3-wheeler called the Peel Trident which also featured a clear “bubble top”. Approximately 100 of each model were produced until the company ceased manufacture in 1965.

A 1962 Peel P50

A 1965 Peel Trident

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Related pages on this web site:

Launch of Weird Vehicles book, British Embassy Paris. France

Museums:

The National Motor Museum, Beulieu (UK) has a 1964 Peel P50

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