Spotted in the Wild: Carver One

A Carver One

A little-seen motoring curiosity piques my interest.

Something different for today. I spotted a Carver One while heading out from work to get a lunchtime sandwich.

I have to confess I know very little about the Carver other than from a Top Gear test a few years ago, so a search of Google and Wikipedia was needed for a little more information.

From Wikipedia:

“The Carver is a tilting three wheeled vehicle using an automatic balancing technology to balance the passenger compartment under all conditions. The first commercial Carver product, the Carver One, was designed to seat two people, and manufactured and distributed by Carver Europe (formerly named Vandenbrink) in the Netherlands. In June 2009 however the company reportedly declared bankruptcy, and ceased commercial production and sales.”

It's surprisingly large (look how much of the parking space it takes up), and it makes an interesting curio which I would love to drive, but I can't see myself ever wanting to own one.