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1961 Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet

Lot 81 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)

Estimate
£16,000 - £20,000
 

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Lot details
Registration No: XSC 267
Chassis No: 76375
Mot Expiry: Exempt

Interest in 'microcars' has been on the rise for some time, of which many view the tandem seat Messerschmitt's as the cream of the crop. This delightful KR200 Cabriolet hails from 1961 and has been self-evidently restored and repainted. Offered with a collection of old MoT certificates and current V5C the vendor now views the bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, engine and transmission as all being in 'Very good' order. The Messerschmitt's streamlined aircraft-style body is finished in eye-catching Blue and trimmed in Black vinyl and is powered by the standard specification 191cc Fichtel & Sachs single-cylinder two-stroke engine which, thanks to the KR200's light weight and effective aerodynamics, is sufficient to propel the little two-seater to c.60mph - a speed it can attain backwards as well as forwards, as the reversible ignition allows the four-speed transmission to operate in both directions!. This lovely KR200 would grace any microcar collection and represents a unique opportunity for bubble car aficionados everywhere.

 

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