Messerschmitt KR200-No Flying
At the Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival in Lakeland, FL a year or so ago, we found this little tiny Messerschmitt KR200.
The 3 wheel bubble car (term used for micro cars built in the 1950’s & ‘60s) were built to be economical. The bubble resembled an aircraft-style canopy. Kind of looks like the old bubble gum dispensers.
The cars was built by the Messerschmitt Company during the time period after WW2 when it was not allowed to build airplanes. Actually, only the name and insignia were Messerschmitt; the car was produced by another company. It was called a KR meaning Kabinenroller which meant “scooter with cabin”.
Messerschmidt company could manufacture planes again starting in 1956 and lost all interest in the microcars. Production of the cars stopped in 1964.
Messerschmitt KR200-No Flying at all. No wings. Can you imagine driving the autobahn in one of these? They are kind of cute though. The Lake Mirror Concourse Automobile Show is fantastic. A wonderful place to spend the day. The lake is full of water birds and there’s also a wooden boat show. If you love classic cars, some of them old and valuable, really old, come out to the Lake Mirror Concours d’Elegance car show: October 17-19, 2014. For more information about the show, click here.
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