1955 MESSERSCHMITT KR-200 BUBBLE - 139180Sold* at Scottsdale 2013 - Lot #930 1955 MESSERSCHMITT KR-200 BUBBLE//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/139180/139180_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
1955 MESSERSCHMITT KR-200 BUBBLE
FIFTIES & SIXTIES CARS
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #930 - Messerschmitt temporarily was not allowed to manufacture WW2 aircraft in Germany, turned its resources to producing other commodities. The first was the KR-175. The KR-200 replaced it in 1955. While using the same basic frame as the KR175 with changes to the bodywork and an improved canopy design, the KR200 was otherwise an almost total redesign. The rear suspension and engine mounting were reworked, and hydraulic shock absorbers were installed at all three wheels. A maximum speed in excess of 90km/h (56mph) despite a claimed power output of only 10PS reflected the vehicle's light weight. This 1955 is a great example. It starts, drives and stops as it was designed to. It has electric start, a 4-speed transmission and a canopy top with no cracks.
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