The Career Of The Invacar
The Controversial Career Of The Invacar

The Controversial Career Of The Invacar

Whatever Happened To The Three-Wheeled 'Invalid Carriage'?

Posted on 15th Feb 2023 | Updated 25th Jul 2023

Dare to examine the role of the Invacar within mobility driving history and you’ll soon find yourself bombarded with an eclectic string of not-so-complimentary feedback. The Invacar was a modest tricycle, housed beneath a fibreglass shell that gave it the look of a tiny car. Operated entirely by hand controls and painted in only one colour - christened Ministry Blue - the primary goal of this compact vehicle was to mobilise the UK disabled. Gillian Carmoodie examines the life and times of the Invacar and discovers that, despite its numerous flaws, many people at the time found them truly liberating. 

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