Do You Find Something Comical About My Appearance When I Am Driving My Automobile?

Good friend of Hooniverse Leo had the chance to live out his Jeremy Clarkson fantasies (of which he has many) when this lil’ fella showed up at the recent Cars and Coffee Irvine.
If the license plate doesn’t give it away (seriously?) this is a very nice replica of the Peel P50. Peel manufactured these wittle wautos from 1962 to 1965, on the Isle of Man. Not to be confused with Charles’ favorite nation, the Isle of Many Men. One final tidbit on the Peel; it originally was offered for 199 pounds and came in three colors, Daytona White, Dark Blue, and Dragon Red!

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23 responses to “Do You Find Something Comical About My Appearance When I Am Driving My Automobile?”

  1. thomasmac Avatar

    The title quote is one of my favorite moments from The Simpson`s ever. "Blow them kisses!" I am curious how many Peel cars were built to warrant a replica, you could always bring one back from the UK in your carry on luggage if that is the issue.

    1. SVT2888 Avatar

      According to Wiki there were about 50 produced…

    2. smokyburnout Avatar

      Saving money on shipping by bringing it back as luggage would be important, because a replica Peel P50 is like $18,000.

  2. engineerd Avatar

    I never realized how tiny those were. Wow.
    Also, I have the same question as thomasmac. A replica? Interesting. Not exactly the car I would think to make a replica of, but to each his own, I guess. And thank goodness he did, since that is some hoontastic stuff right there.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Very few Peels still exist unfortunately…

  3. Peter_Dushenski Avatar

    As I gaze at my navel, I’m left pondering: How many ‘busa engines could you fit in a P50?

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      I think you would tighten the last bolt, start it up, and IMMEDIATELY arrive in Hell… with the Devil slowly nodding his approval and handing you a miraculously ice-cold beer

      1. Peter_Dushenski Avatar

        But would the 155-odd horsepower be routed to the front two wheels or the single rear one? I’d at least like to know if I’ll be arriving at the Inferno with FWD or RWD.

        1. joshuman Avatar

          With that short wheelbase you will be spinning like a top no matter which end puts down the power.

  4. Corvette Poncho Avatar
    Corvette Poncho

    Best title quote ever!

  5. coupeZ600 Avatar

    It takes a while to get used to people laughing and pointing at you when you're driving a micro-car. You develop a thick skin/are stoked that you're making people happy, but sometimes like when you're hungover or had a bad day at work, it can make you want to go all "Taxi Driver" on them.
    That's the great thing about the Volvo 145: When you drive it, only the car nuts know what it is and they give you a thumbs-up, rather than hanging out of the window with a cell phone to take your picture as they pass

    1. CaffeineFuelled Avatar

      It goes the other way too though. I'm rather vertically challenged and always get bugged when I'm in a full-size truck. If I had a quarter for every time I've been asked if I need a phone book…

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    1. engineerd Avatar

      That was funny!

  7. Goingincirclez Avatar

    Aww, come on! The only colors were Daytona White, Dark Blue and Dragon Red? Marketing messed up royally by not offering Banana Yellow…

  8. Tanshanomi Avatar

    As a confirmed Manxiphile (I listen to Manx radio on the 'net pretty regularly…have for years) I have to give this car thumbs up, regardless of its silliness, simply because of its origin.

  9. mdharrell Avatar

    That photo looks perfectly normal– what's the fuss?
    smokyburnout already noted that there's an outfit in the UK offering replicas, but if you want to avoid all the import hassle, there's always the US-made Myzer M-49 replica. Several photos (okay, fine, 108 photos) of the build are posted here:
    or you can read all about it by getting this back issue from the Vintage MicroCar Club:
    whereas the car featured above (I'm just guessing it's the same one) is covered here:
    Before you experience the bitter disappointment of following those last two links, be warned they only show the covers of the newsletters (which do at least feature the "Peels" in question) and their tables of contents.

  10. mdharrell Avatar

    Hmmm. My earlier post apparently was pulled– maybe it looked like an ad? I linked to some build photos of a US-made Peel replica (the Myzer M-49) and coverage of this and another Peel replica in a microcar newsletter. As far as I know, these guys built it for their own amusement and are NOT in the business of selling them. So, not an ad, just an exhaustively-photographed project:
    and a do-it-yourself alternative to the UK replica builder mentioned earlier by smokyburnout.

  11. Charles_Barrett Avatar

    I've been so busy, I only just read this post today… "Isle of Many Men" for the win as my favorite vacation destination…!

  12. Plecostomus Avatar

    I remember Leo texting me about this, and I asked him if he fit. His answer was "Define fit. I was able to get inside and shut the door". The answer is poorly.

  13. kikus Avatar

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  14. kikus Avatar

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