What’s the size of a washing machine and made from a child’s coin-operated ride? The answer: The World’s Smallest Roadworthy Car.
The smallest roadworthy car is “Wind Up” which measures 104.14 cm (41 in) high, 66.04 cm (26 in) wide and 132.08 cm (52 in) long. It was created by Perry Watkins (UK) and finished and measured in Wingrave, UK, on 8 May 2009.
The body of the car was constructed out of an old Postman Pat coin-in-the slot childrens ride. The car took 7 months to build. The car was finished on the 8th of May 2009. The car is registered in tax class PLG and has Insurance and road tax. The car conforms with all construction and use regulations and has all the usual car features such lights, indicators, brake lights, washers, wipers, etc.
It can drive 37 miles per hour and even has seat belts.
Watkins set out to break the world record before he started building it. He researched details of the previous record holder as well as the legal requirements that apply to the construction of motor vehicles.
Not one to overlook details, Watkins even affixed a revolving key to the back of the car to give it the appearance of a wind-up toy.
Watkins is no stranger to building odd vehicles; he has also invented the “Flatmobile,” the world’s lowest car.