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1953-1964 MESSERSCHMITT KR175


Overview

The Messerschmitt KR175 (for Kabinroller) was introduced for up-and-coming German families who needed inexpensive transport during tough times. Aircraft engineer Fritz Fend was behind the bubble car and based it on the cockpit of a Messerschmitt ‘plane. Initially powered by a single-cylinder engine, the lightweight machine was capable of 60mph – quite a feat considering the top speeds of standard family cars of the time. High levels of build quality and simple construction means that the survival rate is high, reflecting the cult status these cars now enjoy.




19,668

£N/A in UK

£13,500

£10,000

£6250

£3250


Performance

N/Asecs

N/A secs

50mph

9bhp

9.5lb/ft

44.5mpg


Engine

N/A

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, rubber springing medium

Independent, rubber springing medium

rear-engine RWD

N/A

chassis and seperate body

Four-speed and chain to single rear wheel


Dimensions

220kgs


 MESSERSCHMITT KR175

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