• May 15, 2009
World's Smallest Car - Click above to watch a video after the break

Standing just 39 inches tall and 26 inches wide, the little red Postman Pat car is apparently well-known in Europe as a children's toy. Oddly enough, it's now known all over the globe as the World's Smallest Street-Legal Car. The ridiculously small vehicle owes its newfound fame to a 47 year-old man in the U.K. named Perry Watkins, who gutted the plaything, added a steel frame to the fiberglass shell and propped it all up with the chassis from a quad.

Powered by a 150cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine hooked to the rear wheels, Watkins' machine won't be keeping up with traffic on the motorway, but its working headlamps, taillights, windshield wipers, horn and turn signals have enabled it to become fully street legal in Britain. The small-displacement engine reportedly returns 70 miles per gallon and manages to push the diminutive flame-painted flyer to what is likely a white-knuckle top speed of 40 mph.

This isn't Watkins' first foray into the automotive record books. Last year, the car-crazed builder made headlines with his so-called Flatmobile, which stands just 19 inches off the ground at its highest point. Finding it hard to imagine this thing actually driving down the road? Hit the jump for video proof and click here to check out a gallery from The Sun.

[Source: The Sun]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      That's awesome

      It's great to see people trying to make the world a better place for small people

      just kidding lol

      http://www.carz.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow. I'm surprised to see a number plate on that car. Looks like it's taxed/tested too! Pretty cool that he was able to get this car street-legal. You'd never be able to accomplish that in our Nanny State.

      Now if only we could get Clarkson to squeeze into that!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm 5'3", that car looks like a perfect fit for me.

      ..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Okie dokie Stumpy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So awesome.

      Looks like he'll need to see a chiropractor eventually.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The future of GM right there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it were any narrower the Euro plate would be wider than the vehicle!
      • 5 Years Ago
      So SMART is extending their model range, huh?
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL. Love the wind up key sticking out of the back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Introducing the new Piel P50...

      • 5 Years Ago
      Midgets were last seeing, dancing in the streets.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It may only go 40, but I bet that seems blazing from behind the wheel of that thing. It must make a Peel P50 seem big
      • 5 Years Ago
      What a flat out idiot. He might be the only person worried about a Smart car hitting him.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yeah i dont think he's going to be using it as a daily driver you fool, it's just to show he can do it
        • 5 Years Ago
        just because you can do something does not mean you should.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You should do it for the laughter that would ensue!*


        *lulz*
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