The rear-engined, rear-wheel drive Larmar has the distinction of being the world’s narrowest car at twenty-eight inches (71 cm),[a]The Peel P-50, the world’s smallest car, is more than 12 inches (30 cm) wider designed to be able to navigate through a standard English garden gate, thirty inches (76 cm) wide.[1]

Manufactured by the Larmar Engineering Company of Brentwood, Essex,[b]The company was incorporated in 1942, and was declared insolvent in 2022.[2] the Larmar was initially targeted for women to use as a shopping car, but later models offered hand controls for physically disabled drivers.[1]

The Larmar is powered by a BSA single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, 246 cc (15 in3) motorcycle engine, and has four-wheel independent suspension.[1]

A 1946 model, in rather poor condition, was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 2013 and achieved a sale price of $4,600, about £3,900.[3][c]Calculated using the retail price index.[4]

Manufacturer:Larmar Engineering
Top speed:35 miles per hour (56 km/h)




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