People in the UAE nowadays search for sports cars with high performance, luxurious cars that are extremely fast, hatchbacks with the most efficiency, and like to buy a car with high car valuation in Dubai, but have you ever thought of owning a small car? Like a really small tiny car?
There are some tiny vehicles out there that are really unique and fun to drive, and these minuscule cars are called microcars.
Microcars are often considered to be the ultimate expression of design and engineering. The concept was born around 1949 and the 1950s and has become a cult phenomenon since then. Some of these cars are so small they don’t even require a license in some countries!
Today, we’re going to take you on a journey to see some of the smallest cars ever made! A
- Peel P50
Peel P50 is a three-wheeled vehicle that is smaller than a Smart Fortwo. This very rare vehicle is really tiny and looks like a motorcycle.
The Peel P50 is a cool-looking car, fast, and only 50 were ever made, now there are only 27 left of it, and has been highly sought after by collectors since its release.
It’s the smallest production car ever made, in 2010, it was officially named the smallest car ever built in the Guinness Book of Records.
It measures 134cm in length, 98cm wide, and 100cm tall, and fits only one person with a shopping bag.
It’s almost impossible to find a working original, and if you do find one, it’ll cost you a pretty penny!
- Buddy Electric
In 2007, the Buddy was introduced as an electric vehicle, and by October 2013, combined sales equaled more than 1,500 vehicles.
Buddy Electric is a cool car to drive, measures 244 cm long, 143 cm wide and 144 cm tall. It has a maximum speed of 50 mph, a range of 12-37 miles depending on the season and topography, and can be charged in about 1 hour.
An Isetta is an Italian car made during the ’50s, known for its bulbous shape and front opening door, it had a 4-speed gearbox complete with reverse.
This car is a small two-seater car powered by a motorcycle. Its entire front end is hinged to open out. The roof is also made of canvas to provide an escape route, and its first year was produced in 1953.
Isetta was initially available as a single-seater with a folding top or a two-seater, produced by Iso Autoveicoli and later BMW, Velma, and Romi.
The German automobile industry is known for building fast and powerful cars, but there are other companies besides Volkswagen that make these kinds of cars. The most famous of these companies is called Fudamobil. This company makes small cars that do not follow traditional design patterns.
The Bubble Car was an experimental vehicle made by Volkswagen in Germany in the early 1930s. It had four wheels and a bubble-shaped body, but it never went into mass production because it wasn’t practical and people didn’t want to drive around in something shaped like a giant ball.
While mini cars might look ridiculous, and sometimes even silly, these cars are really fun to drive, and can actually go far places!
There are several reasons why tiny vehicles are popular, and many people like to own such a car, one of the reasons is that many believe smaller cars are safer because of their reduced size, and they can survive traffic faster than most other “normal-sized” cars, and most importantly, you can easily find used car dealers in Dubai when you want to sell them, for these cars are really rare and cost pretty much.
Author: Mohamad Omary
Mohamad Omary is the Managing Director of Car Wise. Car Wise.ae is a car buying company that has established itself as the go-to partner for those who want to quickly sell their used cars in the UAE; reaching 20,000 satisfied customers with their easy car selling process and excellent customer service.
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