Iconic bubble top styling.
Manufacturer: Fahrzeug und Maschinenbau Regensburg
Origin: Regensburg, Germany
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.