Messerschmitt on the streets of Havana

I originally thought these photos were from a recent “48 hours” photo project that documented the world over 48 hours recently but apparently these are just an example of what Reuters photographers provide on a daily basis.
This Messerschmitt KR200 is on the streets of Havana Cuba. Click the photo for a larger one to see the hard life this thing has had and how it still keeps going.
I wonder what is powering it now? I’m sure the original SACHS 200 engine is long gone.

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3 Responses to “Messerschmitt on the streets of Havana”

  1. Jim Garbo Says:

    That sure is a rough looking KR. I wonder if it is from the USA because it has a towel rack rear bumper. It looks as if some other power plant is installed by the size of the rear tire. Scooter maybe? The suit case handle is a nice touch!

  2. Jose Says:

    Si este carro es mio y vivo en la habana y es un autentico Messerschmitt KR-200, 1957.Saludos cordiales desde la Habana….Jose

  3. Paul S. Says:

    Jose – … Y el motor esta Sachs o otro? Saludos desde Arizona USA!

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