The Larmar holds the claim to be the world's narrowest car. At 2 ft., 4 in. wide, it was designed to pass through a standard gate that was 2 ft., 6 in. wide. That's pretty close, as it only leaves 1 in. clearance on either side. Even the diminutive Peel P-50, recognized as the world's smallest car, is over 1 ft. wider than the Larmar. Besides its narrow width the Larmar was well-engineered, with 4-wheel independent suspension, easy hand starting, and a very short 15 ft. turning circle. The car's initial target market was for women to use as a shopping car. Hand-control models were also available for handicap people. Sales were very limited, which is no surprise, considering its unique styling.
Designer/builder: Larmar Engineering Co., Ltd.
Country of Origin: England
Drivetrain Configuration: Rear engine, rear wheel drive
Engine: BSA 1 cylinder, 4 stroke, air-cooled, 246cc, 7.5HP
Transmission: 3 speed manual
Top Speed: 35 MPH
Years of Production: 1946-1951
Number Produced: Few
Original Cost: _____