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1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"

Sale price: $39,500.00 make an offer

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Other Makes
Model: KR200
Year: 1955
Type: Bubble Top
Color: White
Mileage: 1,199
Engine: 191cc 2 Stroke F
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline oil mix
Trim: Bubble Top
Interior Color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top" for sale

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1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top" Photo
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  • 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"
  • 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"
  • 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"
  • 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"
  • 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"
  • 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"
  • 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"
  • 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"
  • 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"
  • 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"
  • 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Top"

 

Overview

The Messerschmitt Company was temporally not allowed to produce aircrafts starting in 1952.   Fritz Fend was an aircraft engineer that came up with the idea to produce a small vehicle.   The KR 175 was the product of that.   In 1955 the KR175 was replaced by the KR200.   In 1956 Messerschmitt was allowed to start manufacturing airplanes again. so the right to make the car to FRM.   Thus making 1955 the only true year that Messerschmitt made the car.   Available here is a fantastic example of the 1955 KR200.  

Exterior

Obviously the key exterior feature of the KR200 is the clear bubble top.   This bubble is in fantastic condition.   One small crack in the front left corner. but no major scratches or discoloration.   The side Plexiglas widows have some scratches around the knobs used to open them. but no cracks or discolorations.  There are a few paint nicks. but this car is meant to be used.   It presents very well.  

Interior

Another unique feature of the Messerschmitt is the tandem seating.   The interior of this KR200 is complete and it great condition.   It has the proper Messerschmitt rubber floor mat. horn button. and gauges.   It is surprisingly very roomy and comfortable.

Mechanicals

The original 191cc Fichtel & Sachs two stroke engine.   It runs fantastic.   The KR200 had 4 forward speeds and 4 reverse speeds.   To get reverse you simply push the key in further when starting the car and it starts the motor in reverse rotation.   Thus given you the same gear ratios in reverse as you have in forward gears.   The gear shift lever had a secondary lever on it that when pulled put the car in neutral no matter what key you were in.   All this is fully operational on this car.   It is capable of the top speed of 56 MPH. but reportedly gets 86 mpg.   The brakes are cable operated.  

Conclusion

The Micro car has become very popular over the past few years.   The Messerschmitt is the iconic Micro car.   This is a great example of the first year of the KR200 and the only year that it was not produced by FRM.   Rather if you are a collector or just want a fun little car. you will not be disappointed with this KR200.            

Terms and Conditions

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end. and make arrangements for payment at that time.   A $5000. 00 deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction.   The remainder is due within 5 days of auction end.   If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell it to the next high bidder.   Please arrange financing prior to bidding.  

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle.  

Do not assume anything not listed is included.   If you are unsure about anything or have a question please ask!  We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback.   We reserve the right to end this auction early and sell this vehicle at any time if reserve has not been met. or the auction has not ended.   The vehicle is also for sale locally. so auction will end if sold.  

Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle. All non-paying high bidders will be reported to Ebay. and negative feedback posted.  

Please only bid what you are willing to pay.   If the reserve is not met. we might contact the high bidder and make a personal offer.  

Fee and Tax Information

Buyers from AZ. CA. FL. HI. IN. MA. MI. and SC are responsible for remitting payment of state and local taxes.   Buyers residing in state of IL will have state and local taxes calculated and added to the final purchase price. and applicable registration and license fees.  Documentation fee of $166. 27 will be charged to all purchases.  


You may contact us directly at (312) 244-5220 or ryan. lander@mouse-motors. com.



 

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