British man builds world’s smallest street legal car (+video)

British man builds world’s smallest street legal car (+video)

World's smallest car

Standing at just 99cm tall and 66 cm wide is the new World’s Smallest Street-Legal Car. It started life as a Postman Pat children’s toy car but was converted to a record breaker by 47 year-old U.K. resident Perry Watkins, who gutted the plaything, added a steel frame to the fibreglass 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 can’t cut it 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 mini flame-painted flyer to what is likely a frightening top speed of 64 kph.

This isn’t Watkins’ first journey into the record books. Last year, the car-obsessed builder made headlines with his so-called Flatmobile, which stands just 48cm off the ground at its highest point. But that’s another story, for now enjoy the video of Watkins automotive masterpiece below.

World's smallest car

Standing at just 99cm tall and 66 cm wide is the new World’s Smallest Street-Legal Car. It started life as a Postman Pat children’s toy car but was converted to a record breaker by 47 year-old U.K. resident Perry Watkins, who gutted the plaything, added a steel frame to the fibreglass 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 can’t cut it 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 mini flame-painted flyer to what is likely a frightening top speed of 64 kph.

This isn’t Watkins’ first journey into the record books. Last year, the car-obsessed builder made headlines with his so-called Flatmobile, which stands just 48cm off the ground at its highest point. But that’s another story, for now enjoy the video of Watkins automotive masterpiece below.

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