Archive for the ‘messerschmitt’ Category

Tiger wins First in Class at Amelia Island 2013

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

This FMR Tg500 Roadster owned by J.C. and Judy O’Steen just won First in Class at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2013. It looks even better with the top DOWN, but rules apparently state that convertible tops must be up/installed.

The win is especially impressive considering that there was not a microcar class at the show.
The Tiger was placed in a class called “What Were They Thinking?”.
Most of the other entries were prototypes and one-off specials, including a 1949 Veritas, 1951 Packard 200, 1957 Spohns convertible, 1962 Tiburon roadster, 1963 Ford Mustang prototype, 1964 Corvette XP-819 and a 1974? Fascination.
J.C. is quick to give much of the credit to the talents of Jim Garbo, who recently completed a top quality restoration of the Tiger.

Hat tip to both Jim Garbo and Clay Holland for this announcement

Live Coverage of Microcar Museum Auction

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

auction“Live” coverage of the RM Auction of The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum will be available Right Here.

Come back on Thursday, Friday and Saturday February 14-16
for a Live Blog from the Event and experience it as it happens starting at 10am EST each day.
Complete Auction coverage along with results as they happen, in real time.

The logs show that this site has simply been HAMMERED from around the world as, other than
the Live Streaming Video from RM,(now unavailable)
there was NO OTHER SOURCE for Auction Results and News
during the auction as far as I know.

Preview Day Click Here

Auction Day 1 part 1 Click Here

Auction Day 1 part 2 Click Here

Auction Day 2 part 1 Click Here

Auction Day 2 part 2 Click Here

if you want to walk around the Auction, try this YouTube Video

Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum up for Auction Feb 2013

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

I’ll just leave this here:

 More information on The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Auction

Jim Garbo featured in Daily Herald article

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Jim Garbo’s 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 that has been in his family since 1959.

Jim Garbo, club member from Franksville WI, was featured in a nice article in the Chicago Daily Herald.
His 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 was recently part of the Barrington Concours d’Elegance.
Read the article: CLICK HERE

Vintage Microcars for Auction at Monterey CA 2012

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Results : The following Vintage Microcars were auctioned in Monterey CA during the weekend of August 16-19, 2012:
click pics to go to detailed listings for cars- prices shown are HAMMER prices.

note that ALL BONHAMS sales under $100,000 will have a 15% Buyer’s Premium added!
RM Auctions and Russo & Steele both have a 10% Buyer’s Premium,
while MECUM has a 6% Buyer’s Premium.
All buyer’s premiums are added to the “Hammer Price.”

Bonhams Lot 413
1967 FIAT 500F
sold $8000

Bonhams Lot 444
1960 FIAT 600 Jolly
sold $72,000

Bonhams Lot 460
1956 Citröen 2CV
NOT SOLD

RMAuctions Lot 204
1967 FIAT 500F
sold $37,500

MECUM Lot F43
1968 FIAT 500 has both 37K miles AND 59K actual miles!
sold $13,500

MECUM Lot F76
1957 BMW Isetta 300
NOT SOLD

MECUM Lot T95
1948 Crosley Woody Wagon
NOT SOLD

MECUM Lot T106
1959 FIAT 500 Jolly
sold $62,500

 

MECUM Lot T109
1958 Goggomobil TS400
sold $26,000

MECUM Lot T124
1961 Citroen 2CV
sold $14,500
now on eBay by a dealer for $35K!

MECUM Lot T159 1970 Bianchina Panoramica
sold $17,500

MECUM Lot T204 1971 FIAT 500 w/650 engine
sold $9250

MECUM Lot T222
1961 Messerschmitt KR200
“rare FMR model” ??? wtf?
sold $23,000

Russo & Steele Lot 2012
1957 BMW Isetta
NOT SOLD

Russo & Steele Lot 2128
1958 BMW 600
sold $27,500

Russo & Steel Lot 2169
1959 FIAT 600 Jolly
sold $70,000

Russo & Steele Lot 2183
1959 Autobianchi Bianchina
sold $32,000

Russo & Steele Lot 2189
1959 Autobianchi Bianchina
sold $37,000

German Restoration Shop tour

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Oliver Herbolzheimer is well known in the Messerschmitt community. He restores cars for a living in Germany. He makes replacement parts, his daily driver is a Tg500 replica that has a Trabant 601 powerplant.  Take a tour of his shop with these two videos. (had to break the 30 min show into 2 pieces for YouTube)

Note to non-German audience: the video is from German television. It is all German, there are no subtitles, nor is there an “English” version, so don’t ask. Just watch and enjoy.
Part 1:

Part 2:

Vintage Microcars Auction Results at Monterey CA 2011

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The following Vintage Microcars are set to be were auctioned in Monterey CA during the weekend of August 18-20, 2011:  click pics to go to detailed listings for cars,
note that ALL BONHAMS sales under $100,000 will have a 17% Buyer’s Premium added!
RM Auctions and Gooding both have a 10% Buyer’s Premium,
while MECUM has a 6% Buyer’s Premium.
All buyer’s premiums are added to the “Hammer Price.”
UPDATE: Final prices are being updated now- Price is HAMMER PRICE only

BONHAMS Lot 1: 1960 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile Coupé SOLD for $26,000

BONHAMS Lot 421: 1955 Messerschmitt KR200 SOLD for $21,500

BONHAMS Lot 422: 1962 Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica SOLD for $12,500

RM AUCTIONS Lot 103: 1938 American Bantam Roadster SOLD for $18,000

RM AUCTIONS Lot 181: 1957 BMW Isetta cabrio SOLD for $30,000

RM AUCTIONS Lot 203: 1941 American Bantam Convertible Coupe SOLD for $25,000

GOODING & Co: Lot 061: 1958 Zündapp Janus SOLD for $20,000

GOODING & Co Lot 124: 1960 Renault 4CV Resort Special SOLD for $52,000

MECUM Lot S94: 1953 Mochet CM 125Y Commercial Panel Truck SOLD for ~$26,400

*ALERT* Stolen Microcars in Atlanta GA

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Keep an eye out for a sparkling new 20′ car trailer abandoned somewhere around Atlanta with a 1958 Messerschmitt KR200 AND a 1953 Rovin D4 inside it.  The trailer with the two microcars inside was stolen this morning in Atlanta GA.

STOLEN:
#1 1958 Messerschmitt KR200:  Yellow with black fenders. VIN # 69233
#2 1953 Rovin D4:  Pale yellow.
#3 2011 Horton Hauler 20ft enclosed trailer, white V-Nose.
Current “TAG” on trailer is a RED TEMP Advertisement plate from the dealer that says “Trailers For Less of Newnan” and has a dealer phone number.

please keep your eyes open on eBay and Craigslist and at other Auction houses in case someone tries to sell any of these vehicles.  Any information, please contact:  UPDATE: Cars have been recovered.

1955 Messerschmitt KR200 for sale – Craigslist PA

Monday, May 30th, 2011

1955 Messerschmitt KR200 for sale $6495
located in Carlisle PA
partially assembled project car

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/2403539438.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1956 Messerschmitt KR175 for sale – Craigslist PA

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

1956 Messerschmitt Kr175 – $5000
located in BATH PA

http://allentown.craigslist.org/clt/2079527054.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

1956 Messerschmitt KR175 for sale – Craigslist MA

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

1956 Messerschmitt KR175 $6000
located in Sturbridge MA

http://worcester.craigslist.org/atq/2059777458.html
if the link does not work, the listing has expired

RM Auctions 2010 Monterey Results for Vintage Microcars

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Results from the auction by RMAuctions in Monterey CA on August 12-14 2010
note: Prices listed as SOLD are HAMMER PRICE, a 10% buyer’s premium was added.
click pics to go to auction listing page for more info.

1970 Subaru 360 "Police Car" $15,000

1970 Honda Z600 "Taxi" $4000

1960 FIAT Multipla "Taxi" $42,500

1957 BMW Isetta Bubble Window cabrio $37,500

1951 Mochet CM-125 Luxe $19,000

1957 Messerschmitt KR200 $50,000

1958 Goggomobil TL-400 Transporter $80,000

1953 Biscuter 100 runabout $11,000

1960 NSU Prinz III $20,000

1960 BMW 600 $45,000

Spot the Microcar

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Can you find the Microcar in this pic? click for larger version
(tip of the hat to Mark Hatten)

Lots of Microcars up for sale at Monterey in August

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

At least 10 Vintage Microcars up for auction by RMAuctions in Monterey CA on August 12-14 2010
See anything you fancy?  More may be added later, this is all listed as of 6/27/2010
note: Prices listed as SOLD are HAMMER PRICE, a 15% buyer’s premium was added.
Not all results are in as RM has not updated their site yet. Any info came from sources at the site.
click pics to go to auction listing page for more info.

1970 Subaru 360 "Police Car"

1970 Honda Z600 "Taxi"

1960 FIAT Multipla "Taxi"

1957 BMW Isetta Bubble Window cabrio $37,500

1951 Mochet CM-125 Luxe $18,000

1957 Messerschmitt KR200 $50,000

1958 Goggomobil TL-400 Transporter $80,000

1953 Biscuter 100 runabout $11,000

1960 NSU Prinz III $13,500

1960 BMW 600

Messerschmitt Restorations by Nick Poll

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Nick Poll lives in France.

That alone is very nice indeed but Nick also restores Messerschmitts for people in the UK (he is British after all…)
He has a website for his Messerschmitt Interiors (he is also the one that sells them on eBay in case you were wondering) and now he has a nice little website advertising his Messerschmitt Restoration Services.

Here's Nick. He is eating at the moment but he would rather be working on your Messerschmitt, so won't you visit his website and see what he is up to?

ah, that's better, back to work. not sure what he is doing maybe you should check his website out?


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