The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum | Lot 544

1958 Messerschmitt KR 200



$54,625 USD | Sold

United States | Madison, Georgia

16 February 2013

ID No.


Manufacturer: Fahrzeug und Maschinenbau Regensburg

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. TBD

From 1957, the manufacturing of the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller was transferred from Regensbruger Stahl- und Metallbau GmbH to a new Fritz Fend company, Fahrzeug- und Machinenbau GmbH, Regensburg. New badges were designed, using an interlocked-rectangle motif and the letters F, M, and R. Other subtle changes were made, moving the exterior mirrors to the headlamp pods and reconfiguring the instrument panel. However, existing parts on hand continued to be used, so the 1957–1958 period was characterized by a constantly-changing specification. Thus, it is common to find 1958 Kabinenrollers with different combinations of features.

A newly-completed restoration, this early-style Messerschmitt KR 200 is painted in brilliant red with black vinyl seating. All brightwork is of a high quality, and the interior is highlighted by white piping and decorative panels. It has the desirable Messerschmitt “bird” emblem, which was later phased out in 1958. An excellent example of the transitional KR 200, it has seen virtually no use since emerging from the Bruce Weiner restoration shops; a fresher Kabinenroller is unlikely to be found.

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