You think a Mini Cooper is small? The Fiat 500? Smart Fortwo? Those are positively gigantic compared to the Peel P50.

Made on the Isle of Man in the 1960s, the P50 more closely resembles a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe (itself one of the top-selling 'cars' in America). The tiny one-door, three-wheeled vehicle measures less than four and a half feet and (with a 50cc engine) weighs just 130 pounds – easy enough, in other words, to load and unload it from a train car by hand, as these guys did during the recent Manx Heritage Transport Festival. No ramps, no cranes... just a few fellas.

Don't believe us? Watch this video to see it happen. And for a more in-depth piece on the little trike, head on over to BBC Autos.


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