Wednesday 17th October 1956
The Opperman Unicar Model T, was the cheapest car (£400) shown at the 1956 London Motor Show. Designed by Lawrie Bond the ‘T’ looked like a miniature two door saloon with 2+2 seating. Powered by a 328 cc Excelsior twin-cylinder, air-cooled, two-stroke engine giving 18 bhp, it had a top speed of 45 mph (72 km/h). The fibreglass body was mounted on a steel tube chassis, with the engine was placed in the middle of the rear seating area giving two small seats on either side of the engine. There was no bonnet or boot lid. Since it had no differential for the rear wheels they were placed close together. About 200 were made.