The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum | Lot 291
1955 Messerschmitt KR 200
$32,200 USD | Sold
| Madison, Georgia
15 February 2013
An early production, two-tone example.
Manufacturer: Regensburger Stahl und Metallbau
Origin: Regensburg, Germany
Motor: Fichtel & Sachs 1-cyl., 2-stroke
Displacement: 191 cc
Power: 10.2 hp
Length: 9 ft. 3 in.
Identification No. 51166
The early Kabinenrollers are seen by many as the “classic” Messerschmitts, with their quality specification and their iconic two-tone paint scheme following the bottom of the fenders in a lovely “S” curve along the lower body and fading away at the tail. This car is a fine example of the type, with a combination of a quality exterior paint in the correct colors and an original interior that retains its correct, original details along with a nice patina.
There are a myriad of correct details that make this an early production car: The separate bumper strips with red plastic filler strips, the cooling slots in the top of the tail, and the extra slots on the side of the tail, as well as the well-fitting aluminum strips outlining the two-tone portion. The horn is mounted in the front floor. The windshield rubber is the correct dark red, as are the rare Hella blinkers. On the insid,e the red paint correctly matches the original trim panels, the often elusive wood strips are intact, and the clock and rubber floor mat are original. In the tail, there is the inverted air filter and an original, intact spare wheel, rounding out a wonderfully presented early example.