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Welcome to British Motoring Icons. This website tells the story of Britain's motoring heritage through some of its most iconic motor vehicles. Throughout the twentieth century Britain's motor manufacturers produced some of the world's greatest cars, light commercial vehicles and passenger buses, which have earned the affection of the British public, such as the Jaguar E-Type, the Austin FX4 black cab and the Routermaster bus. This website has profiles of each vehicle detailing its history and specification, accompanied with illustrations and photographs.

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Peel P50

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Peel P50

The Peel 50 holds the distinction of being the smallest car every to go in to production, and is listed in the 2010 Guinness Book of Records. Unveiled at the 1962 Earls Court Motorcycle Show, the Peel 50 measures half the length of the original Mini. The prototype Peel 50 was designed with two wheels at the rear, and a single wheel at the front. However, this design was unstable so production models were fitted with four wheels. Less than 50 Peel 50 microcars were produced, and surviving examples are very rare. The brand was resurrected in 2011 by two entrepreneur investors, with backing from a BBC Dragon's Den "Dragon". Peel Engineering Company also produced the Trident, a futuristic designed...

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