||1300 cm3' e kadar
||100 hp'ye kadar
Although the company was best known for their World War II fighter planes, Messerschmitt produced a car for nearly 10 years in the 1950s and 1960s. They called the design a “Kabinenroller” which basically translates to Cabin Scooter. The car had been designed and prototyped by a man named Fritz Fend, who in 1953 contracted with Messerschmitt to mass-produce the car. By the time the model was imported to the United States, it was 1955. U.S. distribution was given over to the Frank Sennes Motor Corporation of Glendale, California. Most Messerschmitts were sold in California.
Fend’s design survived mostly unchanged in the KR200, except the 175 cc two-stroke engine had been enlarged to 191 cc and the U.S. production car had the ability to move in reverse, which the German domestic version had lacked. This was achieved by running the two-stroke engine in reverse, so in fact the KR200 had four reverse gears.
1-cyl. 191cc/10hp 1bbl