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1956 Messerschmitt KR200 Coupe / 56278 Vehicle Information

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 photograph

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 photograph

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 photograph

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 photograph

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 photograph

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 photograph

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 photograph

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 photograph

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 photograph

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 photograph

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 photograph

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Sold for $30,800 at 2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island.
Powering the Messerschmitt is a 10 horsepower, 191cc Sachs two-stroke single-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed transmission (Forward and reverse.). There is an independent torsilastic rubber suspension and cable-operated mechanical drum brakes.

Messerschmitt AG was a German aircraft manufacturer, who was prohibited from building airplanes for many years following World War II. The company turned their attention to other endeavors, one of which was the production of kits for building prefabricated houses, using aluminum alloy techniques derived from the aircraft industry.

Fritz Fend, an aircraft engineer, designed and built a three-wheel invalid carriage called the Fend Flitzers. Around 250 examples were built through 1951, many of which were purchased by people needing simple mini-car transpiration. In 1952, a deal was struck with Messerschmitt. The factory in Regensburg, Germany assembled the vehicles and affixed Messerschmitt name. The first model was the KR175, the KR signifying kabinenroller or 'enclosed scooter' and 175 for the metric displacement of its two-stroke engine. They had a bubble canopy that tilted sideward for entry and exit and inside there was tandem seating.

In 1955, the KR200 was introduced. This had the 191cc two-stroke engine and an improved canopy and revised suspension. To reverse, the engine was merely re-started in the other direction, which provided four speeds backward as well as forward.

A modified KR200 example was run for 24 hours at the Hockenheimring race track where it set 22 international records for three-wheel vehicles. There were more than 60,000 examples built through 1964. Messerschmitt had returned to the aircraft business in 1956 and lost interest in the kabinenrollers, so later assembly was carried out by Fend's own company, Fahrzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH.

This example wears an older restoration. It is painted a teal shade of blue with yellow vinyl interior and rides on whitewall tires. There are a few cracks in the canopy and some of the moldings are lifting off the body, though it is believed some of the trim may be original.

In 2010, this Messerschmitt KR200 was offered for sale at RM Auctions 'Automobiles of Amelia Island' sale in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was estimated to sell for $20,000-$30,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car has been sold for the sum of $30,800, inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2010


2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $20,000-USD $30,000 
Sale Price :
USD $30,800

1956 Messerschmitt KR200 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Messerschmitt KR 200
Chassis#: 57533
Sold for USD$67,200
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
 
1956 Messerschmitt KR200 Kabinenroller
Chassis#: 70016
Sold for USD$30,800
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction
 
1956 Messerschmitt KR-200 Cabrio
Sold for USD$33,000
  2013 Auctions America - California
 
1956 Messerschmitt KR 200
Chassis#: 58873
Sold for USD$57,500
  2013 RM Auctions - THE BRUCE WEINER MICROCAR MUSEUM
 
1956 Messerschmitt KR 200
Chassis#: 57533
Sold for USD$77,050
  2013 RM Auctions - THE BRUCE WEINER MICROCAR MUSEUM
 
1956 Messerschmitt KR200 Kabinenroller
Chassis#: 56278
Sold for USD$30,800
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1956 Messerschmitt KR200 image  1956 Messerschmitt KR200 image  
1957 Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet
Sold for USD$28,050
  2008 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1956 MESSERSCHMITT KR 200
Sold for USD$18,250
  2008 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1956 MESSERSCHMITT KR 200 CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$20,250
  2001 Kruse Auction - Denver, CO
 
1956 MESSERSCHMITT KR-200 MOTOR SCOTTER
Sold for USD$17,600
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Messerschmitt KR200's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Messerschmitt KR20020382992017 Motostalgia Auction Watkins Glen VGP$15,000  
1956 Messerschmitt KR200 2016 Motostalgia Auction Watkins Glen VGP $28,000$35,000
1956 Messerschmitt KR200 2016 Motostalgia Auction Watkins Glen VGP $28,000$35,000
1956 Messerschmitt KR200605902014 H & H Auctions Chateau Impney   

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Messerschmitt KR200
1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 55733
Chassis information for the Messerschmitt KR200
1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 56265

Chassis information for the Messerschmitt KR200
1957 Coupe
Chassis Num: 2473619
Chassis information for the Messerschmitt KR201
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 65766

Chassis information for the Messerschmitt KR200
1959 Coupe
Chassis Num: 72056
Engine Num: 3031643
Chassis information for the Messerschmitt KR200
1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 74944

Chassis information for the Messerschmitt KR200
1961 Coupe
Chassis Num: 77456
Chassis information for the Messerschmitt KR 200
1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 79003
Engine Num: 3472601

Chassis information for the Messerschmitt KR200
1963 Coupe
Chassis Num: 079803

1956 Messerschmitt KR200

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