The Messerschmitt KR200 (Kabinenroller or Cabin Scooter), a three wheeled bubble car, which in real life was designed by aircraft engineer Fritz Fend and produced in the Messerschmitt aircraft factory in Regensburg, Germany. Introduced in 1955, between then and 1964 when production ceased, approximately 40,000 rolled out of the factory. The Oxford replica features a hard top rather than the soft-top version, which we are producing later on. The car was designed so that the driver and passenger, riding tandem, got in through a canopy door which was hinged on the right side of the vehicle. The door included the windshield and window frames which then closed as a monocoque construction over the top of the occupants and was secured on the left hand side. The steering wheel/bar was like that in an aircraft and was much more responsive than comparable cars of its time. The engine comprised a 191 cc single cylinder 2-stroke model which was set in front of the rear wheel and behind the passenger seat. There is still a lot of interest in this unusual automobile nicknamed ‘Schmitt’ today, with enthusiasts all over the world willing to pay over 20,000 Euros for one, against its original DM2500 (1278 Euros)!
This model is moderately priced in comparison and comes in a bright red with clear roof ‘bubble’, black chassis and interior floor; bright red dashboard and seating. Because the roof opens, the interior is particularly well detailed featuring chrome dashboard panels and steering wheel defined in chrome. There is lots of chrome/silver trim on the exterior too, including the hubcaps. The model has a UK registration plate 627 CD, emphasising the fact that the tandem format of the driver and passenger seats made the left-hand, right-hand drive mechanical adjustments unnecessary.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850