12. Peel Trident
You’ve probably never heard of it, and you probably don’t want to. The Peel Trident was a two-man microcar that was manufactured during the 1960s and it felt more like a Flintstones car than anything else. Although microcars have become quite popular in urban settings nowadays, these cars weren’t very safe by any means. The Trident had a removable glass roof, which when it was all put together appeared like a fancier go-kart. Lacking many features such as air-conditioning or radio, the Trident was about as basic a car as you could get.
This could probably be the reason that the Trident never managed to take off in the American market. The car was not safe enough to drive on the busy roads and highways. In totalm 45 units were made during the 1969 model year. Surprisingly enoughm the car has recently come back into production as a special-order vehicle. The new and improved Trident comes with either a gasoline engine or an all-electric drivetrain. But none of these features have done anything in the way of safety improvements over the original design.