Classic Car

The Messerschmitt KR175 (for Kabinroller) was introduced for up-and-coming German families who needed inexpensive transport during tough times. Aircraft engineer Fritz Fend was behind the bubble car and based it on the cockpit of a Messerschmitt ‘plane. Initially powered by a single-cylinder engine, the lightweight machine was capable of 60mph – quite a feat considering the top speeds of standard family cars of the time. High levels of build quality and simple construction means that the survival rate is high, reflecting the cult status these cars now enjoy.

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