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1955 Messerschmitt KR-200

Already in January 1954, the search was on for a replacement motor for the 175 cc. Specifications for the new 200 were discussed by June, and production drawings ready by September.

This well-known car dates from the pre-production period of winter 1954, and features interesting detail variations such as 175-style yellow ochre primer. It was given to American circus entertainer and personality Vic Hyde by the factory for publicity purposes, and was fitted out to hold his musical instruments. He toured Europe and America with it.

Manufacturer: Regensburger Stahl- und Maschinenbau, Regensburg, Germany

Model: KR-200
Motor: Fichtel & Sachs, 2-stroke
Body: Monocoque
Years Built: Feb. 1955 - Dec. 1956
No. Cylinders: 1
Chassis: None
No. Produced: 30,286
Displacement: 191cc
Suspension Front: Rubber
No. Surviving:
Horsepower: 10.2
Suspension Rear: Rubber
Length: 2 820 mm
Gearbox: 4 + rev
Steering: Direct
Width: 1 220 mm
Starter: Dynastart
Brakes: Cable
Weight: 230 kg
Electrics: 12 v
3 Wheels: 4.00 x 8"
Interior: 2 seats tandem
Ignition: Coil
Top Speed: 100 kph

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