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1959 Messerschmitt KR-200 sport

Having created FMR, designer Fritz Fend and components supplier Knott purchased the company from the Bavarian State and promptly overhauled the design specifications of the "Kabinenroller" to make it more cost efficient.

With a new lease on life and a number of detail changes, the Kabinenroller enjoyed a cult status worldwide, being produced in relatively large numbers.

By 1960, sales were dropping. The Microcar Boom had passed.
In an effort to produce the cheapest possible Ka-ro, the hinge, locks, top frame and top were eliminated and a small plexiglass windshield fitted to a door which no longer lifted to open. The sills were dropped by Four Inches to enable one to step over the side to enter the car.

The name "Sport" implied a stripped-down, bare bones, hardy attitude.

This body style was also available on the Tg-500 and separately in Kit Form.
It was not a success and only three were known to have been sold in England.
It is the rarest of all models, the only known example surviving having been part of the first "Bruce Weiner Microcar Collection" in the mid 1990's

That car, which was sold at Christie's in 1997 has now been re-aquired and is now a permanent part of the Collection.

Manufacturer: Regensburger Stahl- und Maschinenbau, Regensburg, Germany

Model: KR-200 sport Motor: Fichtel & Sachs, 2-stroke Body: Monocoque
Years Built: 1959-1960 No. Cylinders: 1 Chassis: None
No. Produced:n/a Displacement: 191 cc Suspension Front: Rubber
No. Surviving: 1 Horsepower: 9.7 Suspension Rear: Rubber
Length: 2 830 mm Gearbox: 4 fwd + 4 rev Steering: Direct
Width: 1 270 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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