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Here’s how the smallest production car in the world is manufactured

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It's not as complicated as you think

Science Channel

Originally manufactured in the 1960s, the Peel P50 has appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's smallest production car. Recently, the Science Channel’s program How It’s Made went behind the scenes to learn how the car is manufactured.

Cars are built nowadays in highly sophisticated factories, utilizing robots and computers to turn the raw components into the finished product. For the smallest car in the world? It turns out that its assembly is a bit more low-tech, and probably hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years.

This car’s assembly is as charming as its presence: it’s built with molded fiberglass and assembly that’s described by the company as "lovingly hand build in Great Britain." (Remember that time Jeremy Clarkson squeezed into one of these?)

While I was watching this, I was reminded a bit of the coin operated rides that you see at shopping malls or supermarkets. Want a P50 of your own? Turns out they’re still on sale, starting at $21,530.