1963 Messerschmitt KR-200 Cabrio
This is an interesting late production example of an original factory Cabrio.
The term Cabrio refers to a convertible where the car retains a full, proper set of hard side windows, sometimes even retaining a fixed set of side window frames which did not fold down. This is in contrast to the roadster style, in which the soft side curtains were completely demountable. Genuine Cabrios were all FMR-built, having been introduced in 1959. An original one can be picked out by the metal header shield, thin bows, German-pattern fasteners, plain tan colour inside and natural cotton webbing with a red stripe. A top boot cover with silver piping was always included.
This rare, fascinating example of a "Scooter a Cabine" was purchased in Paris, France in July of 1963. It features French-spec yellow lights, fender lamps, many accessories and a unique set of bumpers with rubber inserts.
Manufacturer: Fahrzeug- und Maschinenbau, Regensburg, Germany
|Model: KR-200 Roadster, Convertible
||Motor: Fichtel & Sachs, 2-storke
|Years Built: March 1958 - August 1964
||No. Cylinders: 1
|No. Produced: 30,286
||Displacement: 191 cc
||Suspension Front: Rubber
|No. Surviving: n/a
||Suspension Rear: Rubber
|Length: 2 830 mm
||Gearbox: 4 + rev
|Width: 1 270 mm
|Weight: 230 kg
||Electrics: 12 v
||3 Wheels: 4.00 x 8"
|Interior: 2 seats tandem
||Top Speed: 100 kph