To be offered at auction WITHOUT RESERVE ,Saturday, August 14, 2010
10.2 hp, 191 cc Fichtel & Sachs two-stroke single-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission – forward and reverse, independent torsilastic rubber suspension, cable-operated mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82"
- Adorable German microcar
- Amazing fuel mileage
- Four speeds, forward and reverse
For many years following World War II, Messerschmitt AG, the German aircraft manufacturer, was prohibited from building airplanes. In 1952, they were approached by aircraft engineer Fritz Fend, who had designed a three-wheel invalid carriage. Fend built about 250 of these Fend Flitzers through 1951.
Fend’s arrangement called for assembly at the Messerschmitt factory in Regensburg, Germany, with the vehicles carrying the Messerschmitt name. The first model was the KR-175, the KR signifying kabinenroller, or “enclosed scooter,” and 175 for the metric displacement of its two-st