• Short Summary

    A NEW BABY CAR -- CLAIMED BY ITS MAKERS TO BE THE SMALLEST IN THE WORLD -- SHOWED ITS PACES IN THE ISLE OF MAN ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    A NEW BABY CAR -- CLAIMED BY ITS MAKERS TO BE THE SMALLEST IN THE WORLD -- SHOWED ITS PACES IN THE ISLE OF MAN ON SATURDAY.THE CAR, THE PEEL P.50, HAS BEEN EVOLVED FROM A COVERED SCOOTER, AND IS LESS THAN FOUR AND A HALF FEET LONG (133 CM).

    WITH ITS FIBRE-GLASS BODY, THIS BABY CAR WEIGHS ONLY 130 LBS (58 KILOS).BECAUSE OF ITS LOW CENTRE OF GRAVITY AND RELATIVELY WIDE TRACK, IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TIP OVER.THE ENGINE, A K.D.W.49 c.c.TWO-STROKE WITH THREE FORWARD SPEEDS (BUT NO REVERSE) GIVES UP TO 40 MILES AN HOUR (64 KILOMETRES) AND OVER 100 MILES (161 KM) TO THE GALLON.

    THE CAR, A THREE WHEELER, HAS AROUSED CONSIDERABLE INTEREST ON ITS TRIALS.ITS MAKERS, TWO MANXMEN, HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED ENOUGH ORDERS TO KEEP THEM BUSY FOR TWO YEARS.MOST OF THE ORDERS HAVE COME FROM THE CONTINENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA73PFMRU0ZVZDC42I0DZR7Y6RR
    Media URN:
    VLVA73PFMRU0ZVZDC42I0DZR7Y6RR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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