1955 Messerschmitt KR

200 Cabrio

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1955
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Red
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

As Europe emerged from the ashes of WWII, so do did their thirst for sporting motorcars. Unfortunately, the ravages of war had left most of Europe, and especially Germany, with bombed out factories, inadequate supplies of steel and oil, and most significantly, a shattered economy. While the passion for driving had not changed, what people drove, for the time being, have to fit into the budgets and needs of post-WWII Europe. Out of this, the microcar was born.

Pioneered by the Austin Seven, microcars were usually scaled down versions of their larger motoring brethren. But some companies took a radically different approach, including a company formerly known for its fearsome fighters planes. Messerschmitt, run by the aeronautical and mechanical genius Wilhelm "Willy" Messerschmitt, had produced the Bf109 and Me262 (among others) that had rained death on the Allies, but without the ability to produce aircraft after WWII thanks to the prohibitions placed on Germany following t