Messerschmitt KR 200 from 1957, fully restored, same owner since 1991.

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Messerschmitt KR 200 from 1957, fully restored, same owner since 1991.   

At the end of the Second World War, the German company was no longer allowed to manufacture aircraft.  In 1954 the aeronautical engineer Fritz Fend had the idea of manufacturing small motor vehicles that could be suitable for war invalids and that would be easy to use and economical, thus born the cabinenroller KR 175 or FMR for Fend Messerschmitt Ratisbonne, in 1956 came the evolution with the KR 200 which benefits from many important technical improvements.

It should be remembered that this vehicle, which has a new design designed to create a customer base, has neither a conventional chassis nor a motorcycle frame, but rather a self-supporting all-steel bodywork. A three-wheeled vehicle, it is designed to place the occupants one behind the other, this seating arrangement allows the use of a very aerodynamic narrow bodywork that protects the occupants from the elements under a cockpit with full view. The increase in the displacement of the Sachs single-cylinder engine to 200 cc gives a power output of 10 hp. The top speed is increased from 80 to 100 km/h with a 4-speed gearbox and electric reverse shuttle.

I am the owner of this bijoux chassis n°62190 that I restored entirely since bareboat in 1994,it was part of my personal microcar collection and used it only very rarely. It is an offbeat and fun machine that will find its place in a collection worthy of the name.

French registration