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1958 Messerschmitt KR-200

On January 15, 1957, Fend and brake-supplier Knott formed F.M.R., and took over production of the Kabinenroller. Still allowed to use the name Messerschmitt, they could no longer use the bird emblem, and so created the badge consisting of three rings containing the letters FMR. Old stock was still being used until 1958, however, and this totally original car is still seen in the old badge-and-trim style. It features the 1957 dash style, like the 201, the old-style rectangular "stick" mirrors have been moved to the headlight pods, along with the later two-tone scheme consisting of the entire front fender being painted the second colour.

Manufacturer: Fahrzeuge- 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: n/a 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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