1957 Messerschmitt KR

200

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    151
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis n°63410
Engine n°2256339

- In a good condition
- Inimitable looks and unique sensations
- From an important collection of Microcars
- No reserve

The Messerschmitt "KR 175" was launched at the 1953 Geneva Motor Show, "KR 175" being short for "Kabinenroller", German for "scooter with cabin", of 175cc. The access 'on board' was through a canopy that opened to one side, just like in fighter planes. The two-stroke single-cylinder engine was originally from Sachs. The Messerschmitt KR gained power in 1955 with a bigger engine of 191cc, producing 9.5bhp, mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The car we are offering was registered on September 3, 1957. It is a KR 200 purchased by its owner in 1997. Fully restored in the past, it is now in good general condition and looks nice, with its three shades of blue. The interior is also in good condition, and the hard-to-find plastic floor coverings have been replaced by new ones. Atypical with its blue bubble, it was also the subject of an article and the cover in the magazine Gazoline in 2002. At the crossroads of aviation, motorcycle and automobile, the Messerschmitt KR 200 is an unusual vehicle that makes you travel in a unique atmosphere and with unmatchable sensations