Or something easier to park, the £80k bubble car
IT’S one of the few cars to make a Reliant Robin seem roomy. And to anyone not old enough to remember the bubble car craze of the 1960s, it may look like the failed prototype for a flying saucer.
But this Peel Trident microcar is expected to fetch £80,000 at auction. As one of only 45 made by Isle of Man firm Peel Engineering Company over a two-year period, the 1965 three-wheeler is a collector’s item. At 6ft 1in long and 3ft 3in wide, it is a doddle to park.
But prospective buyers will not be attracted by the two-seater’s performance, as its 49cc, 4.2 horsepower engine gives it a top speed of only 38mph. The Trident will be sold in Monterey, California, on August 18 by its US owner, who bought it in 2014.
Collector’s item: Only 45 Peel Tridents were made
Slim fit: The Trident is just 3ft 3in wide