The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum | Lot 289

1959 Messerschmitt KR 200



$77,625 USD | Sold

United States | Madison, Georgia

15 February 2013

ID No.

A superb restoration in attractive colors.


Manufacturer: Fahrzeug und Maschinenbau

Origin: Regensburg, Germany

Production: 30,286

Motor: Fichtel & Sachs 2-stroke

Displacement: 191 cc

Power: 9.7 hp

Length: 9 ft. 3 in.

Identification No. 73629

One of the disadvantages of driving a two-stroke vehicle in the United States is the necessity of mixing oil with gasoline. In Europe, where economy resulted in a greater proportion of scooters and minicars, there was sufficient demand to bring ready-mixed fuels to market. Thus, it became quite commonplace to see station forecourts with a pump labeled “2-Stroke” in English-speaking countries, or “2-Takt” in Germany. The pumps had the ability to adjust the mixture to that recommended by the engine manufacturer.

Certain manufacturers recommended certain fuels. For Messerschmitt, it was MobilMix TT, a product of the then Socony Mobil Oil Company, a forebear of today’s ExxonMobil. Messerschmitts were supplied with a fuel cap that bore the legend: Markenöl wie MobilMix TT Verwenden (use oil brands like MobilMix TT).

This turquoise Messerschmitt is no exception. It bears the bright aluminum MobilMix fuel cap, unblemished and nicely detailed. The quality of detail on this Kabinenroller is exceptionally good. All brightwork is of top quality, as is the distinctive paint and black interior. The latter appears as new and is accented with white piping and a matching broad stripe on the right side. The floor has a new black rubber mat.

The engine and drive case are detailed to virtually new appearance. Double whitewall tires are fitted all around and are accented with full bright wheel covers. The later configuration of KR 200, it bears the F.M.R. badge on the nose. The VDO speedometer, in English units, shows 36 miles, believed to be the distance traveled since restoration. A VDO clock is located at the left side of the instrument panel.

Certainly among the best Messerschmitt Kabinenrollers available today, this car represents an exceptional opportunity.

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