1955 Messerschmitt KR200

The Messerschmitt KR200 is a microcar designed and manufactured by the German aircraft manufacturer Messerschmitt from 1955 to 1964. The car was designed by Fritz Fend and was marketed as an economical transportation option for post-war Germany.

The KR200 is a three-wheeled car with a bubble-shaped canopy for the driver and passenger. It is powered by a 191cc two-stroke engine that produces 10 horsepower and has a top speed of around 60 mph.

The car’s unique design and small size made it popular in urban areas where parking space was limited. It also became a popular option for racing and was used in a variety of motorsports events.

In 1957, Messerschmitt released a four-wheeled version of the car, called the Messerschmitt KR201. This model featured a larger body and more powerful engine than the KR200.

Despite its popularity, the Messerschmitt KR200 was not without its faults. The car’s three-wheel design made it prone to tipping over, and it lacked basic safety features like seat belts and airbags.

Today, the Messerschmitt KR200 is a sought-after collector’s item and is considered a classic example of mid-century design and engineering.

By John Scott

I was born at a very young age.

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