The last time a Messerschmitt KR200
was mentioned in our pages, it was in conjunction with a new minicar book
published in 2007. It's not surprising that we don't write about the car that often – it hasn't been produced since the 1960s. But the minicar design, beautiful lines and three wheels show that Smart ForTwos
, NMGs and Apteras are just the latest in a long line of vehicles trying to subvert the standard "car" paradigm. If the vehicle pictured above, an olive drab 1956 model, appeals to you as much as it does to us, then check out the current eBay auction
, where the bids have climbed to $10,000. According to the seller, this KR200 was restored in Germany in 1984 and has been kept high and dry in a Florida barn for many years. While the car does come with the original Sachs 10hp engine, we imagine an electric motor wouldn't be a bad thing for this car, if there's enough room for the batteries. Thanks to Bip-D-Bo for the tip!