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Brief History of the Marque: Messerschmitt

Three wheelers were built from c 1950 to 1962 by Fritz Fend, an engineer at the Messerschmitt aircraft factory during WWII. It was concieved as cheap, weatherproof transport during the years of Germany's recovery. Early versions were powered by a 175cc Fichtel & Sachs two stroke motorcycle engine and were capable of carrying two adults and a small child in relative comfort at speeds of up to 75kph.

In 1953 Willie Messerschmitt joined the fledgling company and lent his name to it - and a legend was reborn. By 1955 they were producing the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller KR 200 which chuffed along nicely at 90kph. Soon the factory was offering convertible models in addition to the fully enclosed versions, and a number of snazzy accessories began to appear. In 1957 Willie Messerschmitt moved back to the aviation industry and Fritz formed the FMR company in Regensburg, maintaining the Messerschmitt name with Willie's approval.

Fend subsequently built a four-wheel version with an F&S 500cc twostroke twin.

Messerschmitt FMR KR 200 1957.jpg
Messerschmitt FMR KR 200 1957
Messerschmitt FMR KR200 1956.jpg
Messerschmitt FMR KR200 1956
Messerschmitt KR200 1958.jpg
Messerschmitt KR200 1958

Fri Mar 04 2011
Micrcar & Scooter Club
Messerschmitt KR 200 & TG500
Could you make a link on your site to our Microcar & Scooter club Australia web site

Wed Nov 03 2010
I require a full workshop manual for my sachs 198cc signle cylinder engine and gear box for reassembly.

Nov 17 2009
vendo microcars
messerschmitt and isetta 1957
vendo un messerschmitt kr200 y un isetta para restaurar


Wed Jun 17 2009
to buy micro car messerschmitt
messerschmitt, micro car 1957/1958 mod  years 1957 - 1958
to buy, best price, restored and matching numbers and documents
pay cash on delivery.
ITALY - padova

Mon Oct 15 2007
KR 200 1955
we have for sale if u are interested, it has just been restored


Mon Aug 27 2007
messerschmit car 1950,s
I am looking to buy a Messerschmit Car circa 1950,s thanks Malcolm

Wed Oct 11 2006
messerschmitt - want to buy
Hi, I am looking to buy either a restored or a project messerschmitt, do you know of any for sale? 
Many thanks, Ron

Mon Apr 24 2006
sachs engine parts
Messerschmitt KR201  191cc
I am in need of rebuilding the engine/gearbox/clutch for my 1958 Messerschmitt w/ the 191cc engine. Do you know who I might contact for parts or rebuild?
Thank you.
Los Angeles
I don't currently have photos of the engine (191cc Sachs), but here's one of the Messerschmitt.

Chris Schwartz

Messerschmitt KR201 1958.jpg
Messerschmitt KR201 1958

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