Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Chassis number 
    61828
  • Engine number 
    2250342
  • Lot number 
    201
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Property of a deceased's estate
1956 Messerschmitt KR200 Project
Chassis no. 61828
Engine no. 2250342

Introduced in 1953 as the 'Fend', after its co-designer Fritz Fend, the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller microcar was soon being marketed under its manufacturer's name, the change coinciding with a switch from the original's 148cc Fichtel & Sachs engine to a 174cc unit. Sited at the rear, the single-cylinder two-stroke produced a modest 9bhp, enough nevertheless to propel the lightweight and aerodynamic KR175 to around 55mph. The Plexiglas canopy, so reminiscent of those of Messerschmitt's wartime aircraft, hinged sideways to enable access for the two occupants who sat one behind the other, tandem style. Tandem seating and handlebar controls were retained for the 191cc KR200 of 1955, which featured revised bodywork, an improved turning circle and a floor-mounted accelerator and clutch. KR200 cabriolet and KR201 roadster versions followed. Production ceased in 1964 after some 30,000 KR200s had been made.

Sold strictly as viewed, this KR200 Cabriolet restoration project comes with seats, soft-top, wings, fuel tank, pedal box, etc. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves with this Lot's completeness or otherwise prior to bidding.