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1953-1964 MESSERSCHMITT KR175 specifications

1953-1964 MESSERSCHMITT KR175 specifications Classic and Performance Car

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.

Production

  • Production:
    19,668
  • Price (excellent)
    £13,500
  • Price (good):
    £10,000
  • Price (average):
    £6,250
  • Price (project):
    £3,250

Performance

  • Top speed:
    50.0mph
  • Power:
    9.0bhp
  • Torque:
    9.5lb/ft
  • MPG:
    44.5mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    N/A
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, rubber springing medium
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, rubber springing medium
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed and chain to single rear wheel

Dimensions

  • Weight:
    220kgs

Messerschmitt Kr175 Classifieds

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