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Motor Car - Messerschmitt (FMR) KR-200 Cabin Scooter, Fahrzeug & Maschinenbau, Germany, 1959 Object Reg. No: ST 034600

Summary:
Messerschmitt model KR 200 3-wheel light motor car, with a fabric roll-back roof. Fitted with a Fichtel and Sach 200 c.c. single-cylinder two-stroke fan-forced air-cooled petrol engine, with four-speed manual gearbox. Final drive to single rear wheel is by a roller chain-drive. Manufactured by Fahrzeug und Maschinenbau GMBH, at Regensburg, Federal Republic of Germany, in 1959, body no.73387, engine no.3033828.

Purchased in unrestored condition in 1983. The vehicle was subsequently dismantled with a view to restoration, but the project was set aside with the vehicle remaining disassembled.
Description:
Red painted body, red upholstery with a dark red carpeted floor and a cloth soft-top roll-back type roof. The centre top section of body, windows and roof hinged on right-hand side to allow access to the two-seat tandem passenger compartment. The metal engine cover or bonnet at rear with attached fuel tank hinges forward to allow access to the engine bay and power chain. Glass windscreen fitted with single-blade electric windscreen wiper. The passenger side windscreen/window is of Perspex type clear plastic material with three panels - plus one missing.

Fitted with inverted 'E' shaped steering handlebars, with electric horn activation button in centre of steering column.
Dashboard fitted with following instruments from left-to-right: ?Pull type chock lever; three-position white coloured rotary electrical switch; one red & one blue vertically inline electric indicating lamps; speedometer; two red vertically inline electric indicating lamps. Three-position horizontal-movement toggle electrical switch positioned to right of steering column, with two position ignition switch on left of steering column.

Headlight dipping switch mounted on floor of passenger compartment right of centreline in driver's leg well.
Electrical fuse-box mounted in driver's leg well on left-hand side under gear selection lever.

Two front headlamps with round clear glass lenses marked 'Hella' 'K13292' fitted to protruding headlight surrounds in front body panel.
Teardrop-shaped indicator lamp with yellow lens fitted to each of the two front mudguards are marked 'Hella' 'K12668' 'A2245'.
Two teardrop-shaped red reflector lamps fitted to rear of body (on each side), marked 'Hella' 'BS 2515 Grade 2' 'BS 2516 Grade 2'.
Two teardrop-shaped red reflector lamps fitted to rear centre body (on each side), marked 'Hella' 'BS 2515 Grade 2' (twice) 'A4255', 'K2438', 'B140c', 'sp.'.
Fitted to centre of rear body panel is a single amber lamp marked 'Wipac'.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1200 mm (Height), 1250 mm (Width), 2820 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: motor cars, motor scooters, micro cars
Themes this item is part of: Messerschmitt Cabin Scooter, Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: motor cars
Inscriptions: Body bears a badge marked 'Messerschmitt' on the right-hand side, just above and to the rear of the mudguard.
Windscreen bears the lettering 'Seknrit-s D-12 TPGS 26' on the bottom left-hand corner.
Instruction plate fitted under the lip at the rear of the hinged centre body section reads: 'Ratio of Mixture, 4 parts of gasoline to 1 part of Oil'.

Builder's body plate fixed inside lower right-hand side of passenger compartment reads: 'F.N.R. Fabrzeug U. Maschinenbau GMBH, Regensburg, Fahrgestellnummer 73387'
'Fuhrzeug typ KR200 / Baujahr 1959 / Zul. Ges. Gew. 420 kg / Leergewicht 240 kg / Zul. Achislat vaine 220 kg / Zul. Achislat hinten 200 kg'
Engine plate reads: 'Fichtel and Sach A-G Schwinfurta M. / Mat Nr. 3033828 / Hub. R.191, 9,7 PS / Banjahr 59 / T-102 Sachs 200L'

Carburettor Unit marked: ?'Bing' Nürnberg?
Rear chain guard plate reads: 'MKE No.7269, Baujaht 1959, Type KR 1. Maschinenbau Knott Eggstätt'
Chain guard also marked 'OLSTANO' on right-hand side.
Speedometer marked: 'MPH - Calibrated from O to 80 - Manufadar VDO'
Model Name/Number: KR-200; Type KR 1
Manufacturer: Fahrzeug & Maschinenbau GMBH, Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany, 1959
Manufacturer of Component: Fichtel & Sachs A-G, Schweinfurt, Mainberg, Bavaria, West Germany, 1959

Engine manufacturer.
Manufacturer of Component: Maschinenbau Knott Eggstätt (MKE), Eggstätt, Rosenheim, Bavaria, West Germany, 1959

Transmission manufacturer.
Manufacturer of Component: Bing, Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Bayern (Bavaria), Germany, circa 1959

Carburettor manufacturer.

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