Sat Nov 25, 2017 London
X

The Steeple Times is an online magazine with a following of upto 880,000 unique views per day on our best day yet.

  • We have 91,000 daily subscribers by email.

  • We typically average around 320,000 unique views per day.

  • We currently have 65 contributing authors who range from students to the actor, writer and producer Steven Berkoff and the champion jockey Frankie Dettori.

Combining a mix of society's last word and both wit and wisdom, The Steeple Times covers food, drink and fine dining as well as luxury, travel, the arts, individuals of influence and current affairs in the United Kingdom, America and elsewhere. We are best described as being akin to "a cross between The Huffington Post and Private Eye".

 

The magazine's following is affluent, engaged and international. With 41% of readers coming from the UK and 38% from America, The Steeple Times also has strong presence within Canadian, Italian, German and Australian territories.

 

THE WIRE

Science, technology and gadgetsThe essentials of what’s new and what’s worth having

A Pint-Sized Peel

Tiny 1965 Peel Trident to be auctioned; it is the smallest two seater car ever made, is offered without reserve but is expected to achieve upwards of £80,000

 

One of just sixty made and an example of the only production car the Isle of Man has ever produced, a fully restored 73-inch long, 39-inch wide Peel Trident is to be sold at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey, California sale on 18th to 19th August.

 

Capable of achieving an astonishing 100 miles per gallon and a top speed of 38 miles per hour, Peel Tridents were made of fibreglass with a plastic dome, weigh just 330 pounds and have no reverse gear. The diminutive vehicle was designed to seat two passengers but was really “only a single seater in practical use” and has a small sliding side hatch as its only form of ventilation. It cost £190 new (the equivalent of £3,376, $4,354, €3,868 or درهم15,993 today) and was marketed as a “shopping car”.

 

Of what they call “an adorable little bubble on wheels”, Jake Auberach of RM Sotheby’s told The Sun:

 

“For the man who has everything microcars represent something new and interesting to buy, no matter how many millions of dollars worth of cars are already parked in your garage”.

 

“It is small enough to be stored just about anywhere, unique enough to complement just about any collection, and is guaranteed to be a conversation starter. It’s not unusual for many of the world’s largest collectors to have a few microcars kicking around for this reason.

 

“Peels have a definite cult following, helped in no small part by the well-known episode of Top Gear in which former host Jeremy Clarkson drives one through the offices of the BBC”.

 

Previously, of the Peel brand – which became defunct when Peel Engineering was dissolved in 1974 but was later revived by a pair of entrepreneurs after a 2010 appearance on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den – generally, Jeremy Clarkson, concluded:

 

“It’s the original terrestrial flying saucer – Almost cheaper than walking… It’s pretty practical… I’ve never seen the Top Gear team so enthusiastic about any car, ever… It’s the ultimate in personal mobility”.

 

Chassis number E185, the car offered, according to The Sun, is expected to achieve £80,000 ($103,000, €92,000 or درهم379,000) but is listed as having no reverse so could go for a lot less. Another example reportedly sold at a Coys of Kensington sale in 2012 for $55,000 (the equivalent of £45,000, $58,000, €52,000 or درهم213,000 today).

 

A Pint-Sized Peel – “World’s smallest two seater” to be auctioned – 1965 Peel Trident – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Monterey, California sale with no reserve but expected to achieve upwards of £80,000 ($103,000, €92,000 or درهم379,000) – 18th to 19th August 2017A Pint-Sized Peel – “World’s smallest two seater” to be auctioned – 1965 Peel Trident – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Monterey, California sale with no reserve but expected to achieve upwards of £80,000 ($103,000, €92,000 or درهم379,000) – 18th to 19th August 2017A Pint-Sized Peel – “World’s smallest two seater” to be auctioned – 1965 Peel Trident – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Monterey, California sale with no reserve but expected to achieve upwards of £80,000 ($103,000, €92,000 or درهم379,000) – 18th to 19th August 2017A Pint-Sized Peel – “World’s smallest two seater” to be auctioned – 1965 Peel Trident – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Monterey, California sale with no reserve but expected to achieve upwards of £80,000 ($103,000, €92,000 or درهم379,000) – 18th to 19th August 2017

Comments

1 comment on “A Pint-Sized Peel”

  1. £80k for this!!!!!!!!!!!! You must be on the tinnies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F***ing ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anything but STRONG & STABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Scrap it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Scrap it!!!!!!!!!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • ob_flush(); ?>