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  • Messerschmitt KR175-2B


    Welcome to the weird world of German bubble cars. The KR175 was the first model introduced by Messerschmitt in 1953 for the mostly broke German motoring public. Messerschmitt was facing a ban on airplane production after World War II, and the KR175 (KR stands for "Kabinenroller") was their first attempt to produce a (micro) car. It has a 175 cc two-stroke engine producing 9 bhp, and top speed should be 90 kph if you are brave enough. The KR175 was produced from 1953 until the end of 1955, and was replaced by the more common KR200. These early KR175 are very rare and sought after, as from the +/- 15000 examples ever produced only 50 are still known to survive. Our version is even rarer, as it is one of the last built KR175-2B, which were still in production during the first months of the KR200. These 2B versions are easily recognisable because they have the same lifting section and canopy as the KR200. Only a handful are still known in existence, This example was delivered new in Spain, and was completely restored in 2015. Engine and gearbox were rebuild, and a new canopy was fitted. Everything works as it should, and this KR is 100% ready to use. The tandem seating is really specia

    • Year: 1955
    • Mileage: 175 mi
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