1962 | Messerschmitt / FMR KR 200
Messerschmitt FMR KR 200
Messerschmitt FMR KR 200
Messerschmitt FMR KR 200
Vehicle detailsVehicle data
Make Messerschmitt / FMR Model KR Model name KR 200 Year of manufacture 1962 Mileage 44,619 km Previous owners more than 6 First registration 12/1962 Body style Convertible Body detail Convertible Power (kw/hp) 7/10 Cubic capacity (ccm) 191 Cylinders 1 Doors 1 Steering Left (LHD) Transmission Manual Gears 4 Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Red Manufacturer colour name - Interior colour Others Interior material Others oldtimerLicensePlate
Transmission: 4 gears, Manual gearbox
Model range: 1955 - 1964
Top speed: 105 km/h
Registration number: DZ-49-54
Messerschmitt FMR KR 200, Matching numbers, Monza red, 44600 km
- Matching engine number
- Chrome luggage rack
- New Plexiglas hood
The Messerschmitt KR200 , or Kabinenroller (Cabin Scooter), is a three-wheeled "bubble car" designed by aircraft engineer Fritz Fend and produced at the factory of German aircraft manufacturer Messerschmitt from 1955 to 1964. Messerschmitt, which was temporarily banned from manufacturing aircraft, had devoted its resources to making other products. In 1952, Herr Fend approached Messerschmitt with the idea of producing small motor vehicles. These were based on his disabled car Fend Flitzer.
The KR200 replaced the KR175 in 1955. Although the same basic frame as the KR175 was used with in addition to changes to the bodywork (notably including wheel cut-outs in the front mudguards) and an improved hood design, the KR200 was also completely technically overhauled.
Partly due to its selling price of around DM2,500, the KR200 became an almost immediate success with almost 12,000 built in the first year, which was the highest annual production for Kabinenroller models. An "Export" package included a two-tone colour scheme, chrome hubcaps, a fully finished interior, a heater, a clock and a front sunshade.
The narrow body and corresponding low frontal area was achieved with tandem seats, which allowed the body to taper like an aircraft fuselage, within a practical length. 10 PS (7.4 kW; 9.9 hp) propelled the KR200 to around 105 km/h. The car's stated fuel consumption was 3.2 l/100 km.
The tandem seats centralised the car's mass along the longitudinal axis, which combined with the low centre of gravity, gave the KR200 good handling characteristics. A smaller advantage of tandem seating was that it eliminated the need for an export version to countries that drive on the left.
Production of the KR200 was greatly reduced in 1962 and stopped in 1964 as sales had been declining for a few years. The demand for economic basic transport in Germany had declined as the German economy boomed. A similar situation developed in other parts of Europe, such as in the manufacturer's biggest export destination, the UK, where sales were mainly affected by the increasing popularity of the Mini . A total of 30,286 units of the KR200 were built.
Our red Messerschmitt FMR KR 200, 1962.
Part of the history written after restoration on 13-02-2006 by Petri and Anitta Santeniemi
Names of the owners in Finland: 1st :Olavi Haapasalo
2e : Arvo Hayry
3e : Petri Santaniemi and Anitta Santaniemi
Arvo Hayry bought the vehicle on 28 June 1977 from a person named Olavi Haapasalo. Olavi Haapasalo had bought the vehicle in question for his daughter, who had to drive to school from Ylojarve to the University of Tampere, but the daughter wanted a Mersu (Mercedes), not a Messerschmitt. As a result, the vehicle was put up for sale. When he bought the vehicle, Arvo Hayry drove it for about three years until he could no longer start it. He stored the vehicle in his summer cottage in Vesilahti among shelves and other miscellaneous items.
In 2005, on 15 September to be precise, my wife and I bought the Messerschmitt in question from Arvo Hayryl through my wife's father. We then started restoring the vehicle together with my son-in-law Tommi Vainionpera. During the restoration, Tuomo Kangasniemi helped us with his expertise and through him we also got spare parts.
The vehicle was completely dismantled, the surfaces to be painted were sanded clean, and the vehicle was taken to Auto repair shop P. Oinose to be sprayed in the spray booth. The engine was disassembled and drilled. The movable parts were replaced with new ones and new upholstery was ordered with patterns from the upholstery company.
All the work was done in cooperation with Petri Santaniemi and Tommi Vainionpera and we think the final result turned out very well.
According to the attached certificate, the Messerschmitt has been well restored this match the original condition as the car left the factory.
Engine, matching number (3472602)
The KR200 was powered by a 191 cc (11.7 cu in) Fichtel & Sachs forced air (fan) cooled single-cylinder two-stroke engine placed in front of the rear wheel, just behind the passenger seat. The engine had two sets of ignition breakers and to drive in reverse, the engine was stopped and then restarted, to drive in reverse. This was done by intentionally or unintentionally pushing the key further into the ignition lock than normal. A result of this was that the KR200's sequential, positive-stop transmission provided the car with the same four gear ratios available in reverse as in forward motion.
The KR200 had a full set of pedals: clutch, brake and accelerator. The brake pedal still operated mechanical brakes using cables.
The Monza red (Monza-rot) Messerschmitt FMR KR 200 was produced in 1962 and production stopped 2 years later. After Finland, the car came to the Netherlands and was registered on 13-02-2018 by the current owner who added the flawlessly restored KR 200 to the collection.
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Condition & Registration
Historic license plate Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 308176 Dealer Vehicle-ID: 269921832
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