1959 Messerschmitt KR-200 sport

1959 Messerschmitt KR-200 sport


1959 Messerschmitt KR-200 sport

Having created FMR, designer Fritz Fend and components supplier Knott purchased the company from the Bavarian State and promptly overhauled the design specifications of the "Kabinenroller" to make it more cost efficient.

With a new lease on life and a number of detail changes, the Kabinenroller enjoyed a cult status worldwide, being produced in relatively large numbers.

By 1960, sales were dropping. The Microcar Boom had passed.
In an effort to produce the cheapest possible Ka-ro, the hinge, locks, top frame and top were eliminated and a small plexiglass windshield fitted to a door which no longer lifted to open. The sills were dropped by Four Inches to enable one to step over the side to enter the car.

The name "Sport" implied a stripped-down, bare bones, hardy attitude.

This body style was also available on the Tg-500 and separately in Kit Form.
It was not a success and only three were known to have been sold in England.
It is the rarest of all models, the only known example surviving having been part of the first "Bruce Weiner Microcar Collection" in the mid 1990's

Manufacturer: Regensburger Stahl- und Maschinenbau, Regensburg, Germany

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This vehicle was one of the many vehicles sold at the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Auction in February 2013

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