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* Up Dated * The 1952 Peardrop microcar on the streets of London

This short film shows us a most interesting microcar called the Peardrop, which is dated as have been filmed during 1952. Follow along and watch as it is being demonstrated darting around on the busy streets of London. The novel little three-wheeled car with a hinged two piece windshield / top appears to be powered by a small one cylinder air-cooled engine.

No details of this tiny car were able to be found after a search for information, so if any of our readers can help, please send us a comment.

* Up Date * Reader Graham Clayton sent in the following information about the Peardrop:

“This the Bouffort Peardrop, named after its constructor Victor-Albert Bouffort, who was an aeronautical engineer in Paris during WW2. He applied those principles in several one-off vehicles from the late 1940′s up to the mid-1950′s. The Peardrop was also known as the “City-Car”, and featured a Sachs engine. He made a doorless roadster based on the Peugeot 403 in 1957, followed by the Transville in 1959, and the Enville in 1961.”

                    

2 responses to “* Up Dated * The 1952 Peardrop microcar on the streets of London

  1. This the Bouffort Peardrop, named after its constructor Victor-Albert Bouffort, who was an aeronautical engineer in Paris during WW2. He applied those principles in several one-off vehicles from the late 1940’s up to the mid-1950’s. The Peardrop was also known as the “City-Car”, and featured a Sachs engine. He made a doorless roadster based on the Peugeot 403 in 1957, followed by the Transville in 1959, and the Enville in 1961.

  2. I would suggest that another name for the little Peardrop might be “Target”. It looks mighty vulnerable in the mix of heavy London traffic. Seems like staring down the rear wheel hub of a London double decker right at eye level would be pretty intimidating!

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