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Published on Jul 13, 2011
A rare 1965 Peel trident one of 82 made* at The Millstreet Vintage Day 2011 in Co Cork .
This car is fitted with a 2 stroke moped engine by DKW 49 cc, 4.2 hp engine with a 3-speed gearbox Weight - 90kg Top speed - 38mph Length: 1829 mm - 72 inches Width: 1067 mm - 42 inches Original retail price - £190
Produced by the Peel Engineering company on the Isle of Man in 1965 to 1966. The Trident was second car built by the Peel Engineering companyand used the same chassis design as the P50 but with a slightly larger futuristic 2-seater body shell or an optional shopping basket in place of the passenger seat - this allowed a 16 year old learner driver to drive alone.
The Peel Engineering company advertised their cars as "almost cheaper than walking" getting 100 miles per imperial gallon (2.8 L/100 km)