Bubble top: ’55 Messerschmitt
We vaguely remember automotive journalists writing about cars of the future having bubble tops like today’s Messerschmitt. There were restrictions placed on German airplane manufacturers after the war for obvious reasons. So a few engineers came up with the idea of building a small car. They built the KR 175 and in ’55 they replaced it with the KR 200. When Messerschmitt was allowed to build planes again they handed off the KR 200 to another firm. That makes the ’55 KR 200 like today’s car, the only year made by Messerschmitt. This one is in pretty good condition and still has the original Fichtel & Sachs 2-stroke engine. It has 4 forward and 4 reverse gears. With a top speed of 56 mph, and tandem seating, this is one really cool microcar. The seller is asking $40,500. Click here for the listing.