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British Man Can Fill Up His Gas Tank For Less Than $10


Meet the man with Britain’s lowest fuel bill as he drives the world’s smallest car, which costs just £7 ($9) to fill up.

Alex Orchin is seen buzzing round his village on his daily chores in his quirky blue Peel P50.

The 5ft 11ins (180 meter) car enthusiast drives around in the tiny motor, posting letters and filling up with fuel.

The car is just 134cm (53 inch) long, 98cm (39 inch) wide, and 100cm (39 inch) high and has a five-litre (1.3 gallon) gas tank.

Eccentric Alex, who’s 31 years old, is an avid motoring collector who loves driving around in the tiny three-wheeler.

He says he became obsessed with the cars since watching Jeremy Clarkson drive one on Top Gear.

Last year he drove the length of the UK in the car, which has a top speed of just 23mph (37/kmh). Latest pictures show him running errands in the tiny motor.

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Alex said, “I have always had an interest in old, vintage, and unusual cars since I was a kid. No-one in my family was into it. It was a bit of a random obsession I used to be a chauffer for vintage cars and have had a 1914 Model T and a 1968 Morris Minor too.

“I got fixated on this idea of having a P50 just because it was so tiny, but when I saw an original was £100,000 ($131,000) it kind of killed it off.

“But about four years ago I bought one of the newer ones from the Isle of Man, so I’m only the second owner. The car always gets attention—it is quite staggering because to me it’s just a tiny car.’

“It’s much smaller than you think it is—everyone says that when they see the car in person. I can fit a shopping bag down the left of the car by the handbrake, but nothing else”.

His car, a P50, was first made on the Isle of Man in the 1960s and in 2010 the model was named the smallest production car ever built in the book of Guinness World Records.

The vehicle was built in 2017, but is based on the original design from the first production models in the 1960s.


The mini-motor allows Alex comfortable journeys to and from his home in Wivelsfield in  Sussex.

Alex started his 1,488-mile (2,395-km) journey from John O’Groats on November 13 and arrived in Land’s End on December 4.

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He was just in time for his three-week goal, and raised over £11,000 ($14,464) for Children in Need.

Alex said, “I’ve owned a lot of cars and none of them get as much attention as this one. Normally if I pull up in a Morris Minor it is car people and enthusiasts that want to come and talk with me. But my Peel P50 attracts absolutely everyone, including people who aren’t interested in cars.


“They think it’s so hilarious and children love it! The under-ten-year-olds especially go mad for it.”

You can visit Alex’s Youtube channel Forward to The Past here to see more on his tiny car obsession.

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