£ 30k for 4ft bubble car
FANCY a nice little runner? This tiny bubble car stretches less than 4ft but is set to sell for big money.
The rare Messerschmitt KR200 was built in 1959 after the famous German aircraft manufacturers had been banned from making planes for the Luftwaffe.
They were cheap and easy to mass produce at a time of great austerity after the Second World War.
They ceased production in 1964 when bubble cars became a figure of fun and many were scrapped.
Today they are highly collectable and the KR200 for sale is tipped to go for £ 30,000 at auction in Dorset today. The primrose yellow model has been fully restored by its owner John Sandford- Hart from Lymington, Hants.
He said: “It is fantastic to drive – if you like flying along close to the ground on a skateboard.”
The two- seater has a 250CC engine that propels the lightweight motor to a hair- raising 70mph.
It is being sold by Charterhouse Auctioneers of Sherborne, Dorset.
The firm’s Richard Bromell said: “The micro cars were laughed at for a time but now people realise they form a very interesting part of our social history.”
Micro magic... tiny car before its overhaul