1956 MESSERSCHMITT KR-175 - 81858Sold* at Scottsdale 2010 - Lot #52 1956 MESSERSCHMITT KR-175 https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/81858/81858_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1956 MESSERSCHMITT KR-175
FIFTIES & SIXTIES CARS
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #52 - This is a fine example of post World War II engineering by the Messerschmitt Aircraft Company. Created by aeronautical engineer Fend Flitzer, the car, first produced in 1953 created quite a stir as nothing quite like it had ever been seen before. Powered by a Fitchel & Sachs 174cc 9hp motor, the KR-175 is quite capable of cruising at 50mph. This KR-175 has been completely restored and just about everything in the car is new and refurbished. Mechanically the vehicle starts, runs and shifts remarkably well. The cockpit has ample room for 2 and is a flat out show stopper, when making an appearance. Equipped with a 4-speed transmission, including a rare reverse gear and optional electric start. The frame is precision steel tubular construction with a Plexiglas hood which opens to admit the driver and passenger. Gauges and electric controls are all in good working condition.
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