Mike Chino

World's Tiniest Car Made From a Children's Ride

by , 05/19/09

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We keep on saying that smaller, more efficient vehicles are the way of the future, but we never thought we’d see one this tiny! In a bid to create the world’s smallest car, Perry Watkins of the U.K. has repurposed a “Postman Pat” children’s ride into a street-legal vehicle that pushes far beyond clown-car dimensions. The car measures 39 inches tall by 26 inches wide, is capable of accelerating up to 40mph, and gets 70 miles per gallon!

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To create his pint-sized hot-rod, Perry first purchased a coin-operated “Postman Pat” ride from eBay and then set to work gutting its interiors. Next he reinforced the vehicle with a steel frame and installed a 150cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine. As for accoutrements, he outfitted the car with mirrors, headlights, windshield wipers, turn signals, and license plate holders, securing the vehicle’s street-legal status.

The entire process took about 7 months, and as a finishing touch he stuck a cheekily oversize turnkey in the vehicle’s back. Although the vehicle’s status as the smallest car has yet to be verified, Perry Watkins has already been credited with creating the world’s lowest car – the Flatmobile. We can’t wait to see what he builds next.

Via The Sun and Autoblog Green

Photos by The Sun

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