Micro-microcar should cost $2,200 new today
Most people know about the Peel P50 and its record as the world's smallest car.
Fewer people know it and its slightly larger brother the Trident are now for sale again, after a 45-plus-year hiatus.
The car's incredibly tiny size and weight – the single-seat P50 is 59 kg (130 lbs), the two-seat Trident 99 kg (198 lbs) – are nothing new.
Their prices, however, are.
As Jalopnik reports, a 1962 Peel P50 would cost about $2,200 new today (adjusted for inflation). But the resurrected road-legal P50 carries a price tag of $16,000.
Sure, the mileage (118 mpg, or 1.99 L/100 km)is great, and'll cover some of the cost, but it's not "almost cheaper than walking," as they like to advertise.
Anyhow, while both cars do get a modern CVT transmission with a - new! - reverse gear, they're still powered by an underwhelming 3.35-horse motor.
That makes editor Michael Banovsky's review of the old P50 still pretty relevant. Check it out below.
(Peel via Jalopnik)