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Messerschmitt KR200

Of all the micro cars we have featured over the years, the Messerschmitt has to be one of my favorites. I just love the quirky styling, simplistic engineering, and the aircraft inspired steering wheel. If you too are a fan of these little oddballs, you might want to take a look at the collection Robert R found on eBay. The seller has four currently listed for sale. Since the KR200 above is the most complete and solid, we will start with it and can be found here on eBay and all the cars are currently located in Piggott, Arkansas. Thanks to Robert for this tip!

Messerschmitt KR200 Project

Next up is this K200, found here on eBay, which has had rust repair performed already in the floors. The seller also has a new floor pan for it, if you prefer having a show quality floor. The seller claims it runs well, but is leaking fuel.

White Messerschmitt

The last of their cars to have a canopy is this KR200. It also has rust in the floors, but a new floor pan is included with it as well. This car wasn’t originally fitted with a canopy, but the seller had a spare one and is including it in the transaction. The seller hasn’t attempted to get this one running, so it might only be a good project or a just a parts car. You can view it here.

Messerschmitt Cabrio

The final car they have listed for sale, is in rough shape. They claim when they found it, it was in pieces. They have since put it back together the best they could. It will take a lot of time and work to get it back on the road and might be best used as a parts car. I actually prefer the look of this one over the others, but I think I would go for one of the more complete cars if it were me. You can also find this one on eBay. The seller might have each car listed individually, but it sounds like they would be interested in selling all four cars as a bundle deal. If they find a buyer willing to take all four, they will even throw in some extras!

Fast Finds

Comments

  1. Dan Farrell

    When I was a kid my Dad took me to Ascot Park racetrack in L.A. among other events was a race with a bunch of Messerschmitts. It was like racing except in slow motion. A very long time ago.

  2. Rob

    My 1st running car (they’re actually considered, ‘n licensed as a Cabin Motor-scooter), was this 1953 Messerschmitt KR175. I drove it during HS in the early 60’s, ‘n it was a blast, but a drunk fell on its dome, ‘n crushed it, so I bought a 60’s Impala, as it was more suitable for dating lil’ ladies. I kept it stored until my 62nd BD, as I was always thinking I’d find another dome, ‘n restore it. I sold it to a Collector in San Fransisco before I left SoCal for the Pacific Northwest.. had too many other ‘projects’ on the back-burner to complete.

    • francisco

      Rob, You must have flunked English in high school. I never saw ‘n (sic) as a contraction for and. And I’m not even a native English speaker.

      • Jim

        ‘N license is not a contraction, it is a type of registration. Even though it is technically a car, these were registered as a type of motorcycle.

    • Domitype

      Jim, Whut? I could see you using ‘N’ in that first sentence, possibly would make sense if we knew where you were from (guessing somewhere in Canadia) – but you used it in all of the other sentences where the word “and” should have logically been. Not being a “Grammar Dick” about this one – it caused real confusion! http://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing/new-drivers/Pages/Get-your-N.aspx

  3. Jose

    Why buy this for $9,000 + when you can wait till next year and buy a brand new Elio for $6,800, a car that will allegedly get 84 miles per gallon. Well, we’ll see,

  4. Horse Radish

    Mix and match ??

    You almost have to buy the whole pile to undo this tinkerer’s “resto” efforts……

  5. RobM

    I’ve owned a KR-200 for 29 years. It’s just about the most fun you can legally have. Nearly every part is available either through the owner’s clubs or the specialists. They are very well engineered and have really good handling (i.e. not tipsy). These cars all look like they can be brought back. I hope they’re bought by enthusiasts and used.
    @Rob from PNW-I love 175s!

  6. David Frank david Member

    Rob, thank you for sharing your interesting story. We don’t often get to hear the history of the vehicles people find and restore. (I wonder where your 1960 Impala is now!) We had a display of micro vehicles at the museum a couple of years ago and it was fascinating to talk to some of the owners and hear the stories of how the little cars had survived.

    (I hope you aren’t discouraged by some of the hyper critical responses you see on this site. Can you imagine correcting someone’s grammar in a social situation? LOL!)

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