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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1964 Peel P50

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Longtime single family-owned 1964 Peel P50 for sale on From the seller’s description:

Family owned vehicle bought in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada in 1968. Dad saw it in the window of a shipyard supply store on the way home from work and was told by the business owner that the crew of a Russian fishing vessel used the Peel to get around on the ship’s deck. The ship needed a new refrigeration unit and traded the Peel in for one while in port. So instead of groceries Dad came home with the Peel. Every Peel was hand built and some what tailor made. You’ll notice this one features additional exterior indicatior lighting and different interior seat.

It was enjoyed for years by us children and last driven in June 2002 by the grand kids. In 1974 the roof was cut off to create a convertible to fit the growing children and has since been reattached. The vehicle is in a project state. The engine turns over easily but the sliding windows are missing along with the top of the door frame that was misplaced when it was made into a convertible. Everything is original aside from that. A restoration project was under way but was derailed before it started when Dad passed away. We priced out replacement parts last year and assemble them to be shipped from England prior to the project starting but that’s as far as we got. From our research there are 26 known original P50’s in existence and this one would make 27 as it remained in obscurity for all these years. One of the last examples of the smallest and rarest production vehicles made.

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