The Messerschmitt KR200: A Sunny Day out In Germany’s Two-Seater Tandem Bubble Car, 1959 – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

The Messerschmitt KR200: A Sunny Day out In Germany’s Two-Seater Tandem Bubble Car, 1959


In 1952, German aircraft engineer Fritz Fend (April 14, 1920 – November 22, 2000), a former technical officer with the Luftwaffe in World War 2, took his design for a Kabinenroller (Cabin Scooter) to the Messerschmitt aircraft corporation.

h/t: flashbak


Prohibited from manufacturing aircrafts after World War II (Germany was forbidden to manufacture aircraft until 1955), Messerschmitt needed products to keep its factories running. The company liked the idea. Fend added another seat, and in 1955, the three-wheeled Messerschmitt KR200 hit the road.


Some 40,000 Kabinenroller models rolled out between 1955 and 1964.


[Fancy_Facebook_Comments_Pro width="650"]
If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Vintage Album Covers From Yugoslavia Are Amazingly Awkward
Concepts From Future Past: Cool Pics Of The 1951 Buick LeSabre Concept Car
This Tiny Prefab Home Inflates Itself With Body Heat
Photographer Dieter Klein Captures The Nostalgic Beauty Of Abandoned Cars Across The Europe And United States
When Retro RPG Lets You Name The Main Character…
Punkt. DP 01 Cordless Phone
Lush Kodachrome Photos of New York in the Late 1960s
Jaguar E-Type 1964 Discovered In A Dilapidated Garage
Once Upon A Time, You Could Ride a Train Right Through the Orange Groves in Southern California
Soviet-Era Tesla Tower: Mysterious Object In Moscow Suburbs
WAZUMA V8: World's Most Expensive Quad Bike Goes on Sale for $265,000
Fabulous Cover Photos of La Vie Parisienne in 1927
Vivian Maier: Lost Photographs Of 1950s New York
The Superb Minimalist Advertising Vintage Posters Designed by Peter Birkhäuser in the 1940s and ’50s
Vintage Photographs of Christine Keeler Posing in a Swimsuit on a Beach in Spain and France, 1963
"Choose Your Retro Haircut!": Hair Style Selections From The 1950s-1980s
AI-Generated Fruit Fashion by Bonny Carrera
Hilarious Dark Humor Retro Illustrations By Steven Rhodes
Zombie Parade in Duesseldorf, Germany
The Rhino: An Inventor's Visionary Solution for Off-Road and Highway Transportation From The 1950s
The Human Predators: Innovative Camo Patterns Inspired by Nature
The Earthquake Tower by Remco, ca. 1974
The Most Appealing and Performing Electric Cars of 2011
Amazing Kodachrome Snapshots Of Beaches In The U.S In The 1950s-60s