January 31, 2017


We rarely get more obscure and frankly wonderful vehicles in our workshop at White’s Bodyworks than this Messerschmidt KR200. It looks fantastic – a little small for many people’s taste, but intriguing all the same.

This three-wheel bubble car is something of a niche collectors item and you don’t see too many in the UK. This one happened to be in pretty good condition for what is a fairly basic car that was built between 1955 and 1964.

More About the Messerschmidt KR200

While we normally associate Messerschmidt with the manufacture of aeroplanes, they did make a foray into the automotive market and produced around 40,000 KR200. At the time, it was a surprisingly big success.

Think of this car as the smart car or mini for the 50s generation. It was small, agile and great for city driving and parking. Despite being a pretty small car, it clocked a top speed of 56 mph and came in coupe, convertible and roadster styles.

Working on Classic Cars at White’s Bodyworks

We were tasked with undertaking restoration work and repairs for the Messerschmidt. That involved working with the owner who had been searching for a garage that knew what it was doing when it came to vintage vehicles.

Our experience with a wide range of classic cars and motorbikes at White’s Bodyworks in West Sussex gives us a head start over many other garages in the Home Counties and the rest of the UK. Our fully equipped facilities and the knowledge of our garage team means that we can handle almost any type of vehicle.

If you are a vintage vehicle owner in the Home Counties or anywhere else in the UK and want a garage for repairs, renovations and restorations you can really count on, contact the team at White’s in West Sussex on 01273 933633.


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