Messerschmitt FMR KR 200 Turquoise (Türkisgrün), Luxe
- Original sun hood
- New colored plexi hood
- Chrome headlight rings
- Chrome Window Frames
The Messerschmitt KR200 , or Kabinenroller (Cabin Scooter), is a three-wheeled "bubble car" designed by aircraft engineer Fritz Fend and produced in the factory of German aircraft manufacturer Messerschmitt from 1955 to 1964. Messerschmitt, temporarily prohibited from manufacturing aircraft, had devoted its resources to making other products. In 1952, Herr Fend approached Messerschmitt with the idea of producing small motor vehicles. These were based on his disabled Fend Flitzer car.
The KR200 replaced the KR175 in 1955. Although the same basic frame as the KR175 was used with in addition to changes to the bodywork (notably including wheel cutouts in the front fenders) and an improved hood design, the KR200 was also completely technically overhauled.
Partly due to the selling price of around 2,500 DM, the KR200 became an almost immediate success with almost 12,000 built in the first year, which was the highest annual production for Kabinenroller models. An "Export" package included a two-tone color scheme, chrome hubcaps, a fully finished interior, a heater, a clock and a front sunshade.
The narrow body and corresponding low frontal area was achieved with tandem seats, which allowed the body to taper like an airplane fuselage, within a practical length. 10 horsepower (7.4 kW; 9.9 hp) propelled the KR200 to about 105 km/h. The car's stated fuel consumption was 3.2 l/100 km.
The tandem seats centralized the car's mass along the longitudinal axis, which, combined with the low center of gravity, gave the KR200 good handling characteristics. A smaller advantage of tandem seating was that it eliminated the need for an export version to countries that drive on the left.
Production of the KR200 was greatly reduced in 1962 and stopped in 1964 as sales had been declining for a few years. Demand for economical basic transportation in Germany had declined as the German economy boomed. A similar situation developed in other parts of Europe, such as in the manufacturer's largest export destination, the United Kingdom, where sales were particularly affected by the increasing popularity of the Mini . A total of 30,286 units of the KR200 were built.
This turquoise Messerschmitt is a special edition with sought-after luxury options, such as lots of chrome work (Mirrors, Headlight rings, Wheel covers, Trims, etc.), Exclusive Plexiglas hood in color completely matching the body, sunroof and heater.
The interior has been reupholstered and the red color gives that the car looks fresh. This upholstery forms an exceptional combination together with the white steering wheel. This fine example of a KR200 was originally delivered to Germany in 1959. It is now registered on Dutch license plates. The KR200 has been rebuilt and this is reflected in the beautiful condition of the car.
On the paint is really nothing to notice. It is in very clean condition and this can also be said about the complete interior. The underside is hard and in short a pleasure to look at. The chrome hubcaps complete the look of this bubble car. Chrome details around the car are common, from the headlight rings to the window moldings. These are details that add a lot to the look of the car. These are also of nice quality. The engine functions nicely and smoothly.
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