The Smallest Car in the World

Perry Watkins makes custom cars, such as one that looks like a dining room set. His latest project was to build the world's smallest street legal car, and the result has been certified as such by Guinness World Records. The "Wind Up" car is 41 inches high and 26 inches high. It can drive 37 miles an hour and has a seat belt:

Watkins set out to break the world record before he started building it. He researched details of the current record holder as well as the legal requirements that apply to the construction of motor vehicles.

Watkins used a coin-operated children's ride, which he repainted, for the body and repurposed a chassis from a Shanghai Shenke quad bike. He used rear tires and wheels from a Honda Monkey motorcycle. The front wheels were custom-made to fit tires from a 1939 Brockhouse Corgi paratrooper’s mini motorcycle.

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