Fans of Top Gear should have no trouble remembering the Peel P50. The infamous mini-minicar was first introduced in the early 1960s (and recently brought back into production), and starred in the now-infamous Top Gear test where host Jeremy Clarkson drove the tiny car through the offices of the BBC.

Now, you, too, can get on the same sort of minuscule commuting action with this 1963 Peel P50 replica, available on eBay Motors for the Buy It Now price of $27,000. This P50 was built by Andy Carter's Modern Microcars UK, imported to the United States in 2009, and is currently registered and plated in California. It features a period-correct interior and exterior, but is now powered by a 200cc four-stroke Honda kart engine. Buying this P50 replica also gets you the super cute 1963 Czech PAV single-wheel steel-body trailer seen here, completely restored with a new stainless-steel frame.

Sure, $27,000 is a high price to pay for what's essentially a street-legal novelty item, but remember, you can't drive even the smallest of today's cars through the hallways of your office. Check out the P50 in our gallery above and scroll down to watch six-foot-five Jeremy Clarkson spend a day behind the wheel of the world's tiniest car.



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      igotzzoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      200cc in that thing would be a screamer!
      captainzkull666
      • 1 Year Ago
      Makes me want to grab a can of Raid or a swatter. POS.
      Walt
      • 1 Year Ago
      OMG! It's the 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAqPMJFaEdY
      JonnyO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Doesn't an Aston Martin Cygnet go for similar money?
        RGT881
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JonnyO
        lol you got it man! It'd be hysterical, if say, Rolls-Royce would take a P50 and fix up the interior furnishings a bit and then resell for $85,000 as an "ultra-luxury urban lifestyle car for the environmentally insane"
          SubieFan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RGT881
          Make that electric and you'll really get the $$$!
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      A guy in my neighborhood drives a microcars that looks like a cigar on wheels. Micro cars like the Peel are always cute and funny.
        skinny
        • 1 Month Ago
        @Teleny411

        Wouldn't be an old Messerschmitt, wouldn't it? Saw a couple of them at a car rally years ago, totally cool!

      k3ith
      • 1 Year Ago
      While I hate the looks of it, I\'d love to get my hands on a frame like that and add a roll bar then build a custom body. If you streamlined something that small with a decent engine it\'d be an awesome addition to the garage.
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        sloturbo
        • 1 Year Ago
        It is too small to be Leno's garage and I don't think Jay owns a Toyota s2000 GT.
          David
          • 1 Year Ago
          @sloturbo
          Don't think it's Lenos garage. There is an E63 AMG with American muscle cars. Leno has has a section just for Mercedes.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @sloturbo
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