Summary

  • Chassis number 
    75314
  • Engine number 
    3132465
  • Lot number 
    200
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Property of a deceased's estate
c.1961 Messerschmitt KR200 Project
Chassis no. 75314
Engine no. 3132465

Introduced in 1953 as the Fend, after its co-designer Fritz Fend, the Messerschmitt 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. Tandem seating and handlebar controls were retained for the 191cc KR200 of 1955, which featured revised bodywork and floor-mounted accelerator and clutch. By reversing the electric starter the KR200's engine could be made to run backwards, thus providing four reverse gears and the hair-raising possibility of 60mph going backwards! Production ceased in 1964 after some 30,000 KR200s had been made.

Sold strictly as viewed, this partly restored KR200 comes with engine and gearbox unit, rear sub-frame, pedal box, gear lever, etc. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves with this Lot's completeness or otherwise prior to bidding.