The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum

The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum
15 - 16 February 2013
Lot 615

1959 Messerschmitt KR 200

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$24,150 USD | Sold

United States | Madison, Georgia

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Addendum: Please note that the ID number for this vehicle is 67819.

Iconic bubble top styling.

SPECIFICATIONS

Manufacturer: Fahrzeug und Maschinenbau Regensburg

Origin: Regensburg, Germany

Production: 30,286

Motor: Fichtel & Sachs 1-cyl, 2-stroke

Displacement: 191 cc

Power: 9.7 hp

Length: 9 ft. 3 in.

Identification No. 67293

The 1957–1958 Messerschmitts were the second generation of the type, with a new dashboard layout featuring an ashtray in place of the clock, a rearrangement of the switches with a new type of lighting switch, and a new, larger high beam indicator light. The fender piping and all filler strips were changed to a uniform silver color instead of matching the paint, as had been done previously. Most distinctive was a new selection of six color schemes, with easier-to-paint two-tones that had the entire front fender in the second color; the new roadster came in a special red color.

The Messerschmitt enjoyed popularity in France, despite the various cyclecars and three-wheelers on the roads, because of its high build quality and reliability. At 375,000 francs, however, it had to compete with the likes of the side-by-side Vespa 400, at 350,000 francs, and the Citroën 2CV Berline, at 389,400 francs.

This car is finished in the attractive scheme of Light Blue and Capri Blue. It is a French export model sold by Finco S.A. in Paris, and it features the French-specification yellow headlamps, with their unique rims and the Marchal model 50954 fender lamps seen on French Messerschmitts since the KR 175.