Originally Posted by trautotuning
and top speed could be increased to about 70mph easily.
I dunno about easily, I would imagine that in clear air the short wheelbase would make it unstable at speeds over 50, and I can see it getting tossed into the highway median by the draft behind a semi.
Edit: oh, putting the price in perspective, the Peel was launched at 199UKP and the the BMC Austin/Morris Mini (The lets get all these damned bubble cars off the road and give people a REAL small car car) was priced at 399UKP at about the same time. So seeing as the cheapest small cars are around $9000 these days, the equivalent price would be $4500.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice