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A 1956 Messerschmitt KR200 on eBay Motors

By December 2, 2009

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We love looking through the Other Makes category in eBay Motors because you never know what you might find, and there always seems to be a marque you don't get to see very often.  This week we found a 1956 Messerschmitt KR200 Bubble Car, and by the number of bids on the listing to date, we're not the only ones.

Messerschmitt built Luftwaffe airplanes in Germany during WWII including the world's first operational jet fighter but as you can image, it was prohibited from making aircraft after the war.  With the European economy being shattered,  the company turned to producing an affordable micro car.

According to the Examiner.com, "The Messerschmitt KR200 was termed a kabinenroller or cabin scooter and that's exactly what it was, an enclosed motorcycle with an extra wheel in the front and seating for two under a plexiglass bubble".

The Messerschmitt KR200 that is for sale on eBay looks to be in very good condition, particularly the canopy or "bubble" which accounts for the entire roof and back window.  Maybe that's why at the time of the writing, the bidding has reached almost $12,000.

You can see the entire listing for the Messerschmidt on eBay Motors.

December 4, 2009 at 10:31 am
(1) GBTtown says:

Isn’t it odd that all these years later the concept of the “kabinenroller” seems to have really come of age?

January 25, 2010 at 11:26 am
(2) Airy says:

No, this concept is going to be renewed with the forth coming of electric powered new generation vehicles. I trully think mind are going to change in coming years, especially in surrounding cities.

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