Rarely do you find a Messershmitt at a car show, but during Monterey Car Week’s Little Car Show we found not one but two of these quirky three wheelers.

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A rolling advertisement for Wild Bill Tattoo, this 1959 Messershmitt KR200 is owned by Bill and Roxanne Hill of Roseville, CA.

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Due to sanctions after World War II , German company Messerschmitt could no longer produce planes, so in 1953 they came out with the KR175, a Kabinenroller (cabin scooter), a 3-wheeled car. The KR200 replaced the KR175 in 1955 and was last produced in 1964.

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A simple cockpit for two passengers. Yep, two passengers, you sit one behind the other, similar to a World War II fighter plane.

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If you can’t guess, Bill is a tattoo artist and the purveyor of Wild Bill Tattoo.

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This 1954 Messerschmitt KR175, owned by Dave Steward of Pacifica, CA, was a definite crowd pleaser.

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The simple steering bar of the KR175 connects to the rods for the steering, giving you direct input to what the wheels are doing.

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The bubble canopy, also reminiscent of a fighter plane, graces the top of this micro car – our guess is a lot like sitting in a fish bowl!

Stick around, there is more vintage goodness to come!

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