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62 Year Old Autocycle

Discussion in 'Elio Reservations' started by DAVID BROWER, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. DAVID BROWER

    DAVID BROWER Elio Addict

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    I HAVE HAD THIS ONE ON A SHELF FOR A FEW YEARS , LITERALLY !

    SO THE TIME HAS COME TO GET THE 1954 MESSERSCHMITT KR-175 BACK ON THE ROAD .
    WHAT A COOL CAR WITH A WHIMSICAL LOOK THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE .

    THIS CAR HAS SOME GREAT HISTORY . IT STILL WEARS THE ORIGINAL DEALERSHIP EMBLEM
    AND HAS A CHROME "D" ON THE BACK FROM THE DAYS WHEN IT TOURED EUROPE .

    NOT SURE HOW IT GOT TO THE USA , MOST LIKELY BROUGHT OVER BY A SERVICEMAN .
    SOMEONE USED A LABEL MAKER TO STICK MPH NUMBERS AROUND THE KPH SPEEDOMETER .
    THEN THEY PAINTED OVER THEM WHEN THEY CHANGED THE CAR FROM YELLOW TO RED .

    ANYWAY , WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER AUTOCYCLE ON THE ROAD SOON .
    TOO BAD I WILL HAVE TO SELL IT , SEPT 30th MARKS ONE YEAR OUT OF WORK .

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  2. booboo

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    Any Idea how much it is worth ? Have you ever drove it in reverse in top gear ?
    http://www.best-selling-cars.com/international/2013-top-auction-prices-for-mini-and-microcars/
     
  3. DAVID BROWER

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    Any Idea how much it is worth ? Have you ever drove it in reverse in top gear ?
    http://www.best-selling-cars.com/international/2013-top-auction-prices-for-mini-and-microcars

    THIS IS A KR-175 . THEY ARE QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE LATER KR-200 .
    THE SURVIVAL RATE FOR THESE CARS WAS TERRIBLE . THEY PRODUCED SOME 10,000
    OF THEM BUT ONLY ABOUT 100 OF THIS MODEL IS STILL KNOWN TO EXIST !

    REVERSE WAS OFFERED ON THE 175 AS AN OPTION ON THE 2B MODEL
    THIS WAS A MECHANICAL PLANETARY ADDITION TO THE TRANSMISSION
    THE MOTOR DOES NOT RUN BACKWARDS .

    2B OR NOT 2B ? MY CAR IS A 2A MODEL WITHOUT THE REVERSE .

    WHAT IS IS WORTH ? I AM HOPING TO GET A GOOD PRICE .
    NICE ONES HAVE GONE FOR $40,000 - $50,000 .
    THIS ISN'T A NICE ONE AND IT IS MISSING THE DOME . IT MAY GO FOR HALF OF THAT

    I AM DOING A LOT OF WORK TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE WITH THE HOPE THAT
    IT IS WORTH A GOOD DEAL MORE AS A FUNCTIONAL CAR .

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    Excellent, I hope it all goes well for you. "Champagne wishes and caviar dreams"
     
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    Sorry to hear you have been out of work for a year. Elio Motors could use a person of your skills. Surely the local Messerschmitt Dealer could use you too. Good luck on the KR 175. Go Elio.
     
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    Sorry to hear you have been out of work for a year. Elio Motors could use a person of your skills.
    Surely the local Messerschmitt Dealer could use you too. Good luck on the KR 175. Go Elio.

    I AM THE LOCAL MESSERSCHMITT DEALER . I CURRENTLY HAVE 4 OF THEM .
    ALWAYS SAD TO SEE ONE GO BUT I HAVE DONE THAT TWICE BEFORE TOO .

    AS FOR EMPLOYMENT , I HAVE HAD TO TAKE THIS MUCH TIME OFF BECAUSE
    MY WIFE HAS HAS SOME SERIOUS HEART PROBLEMS .
    SO SERIOUS THAT SHE HAD A TRANSPLANT LAST NOVEMBER .
    AT THIS POINT , I AM BURNING THROUGH SAVINGS AND SELLING STUFF TO GET BY .

    I CAN'T GO ON LIKE THIS AND WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO HIT A TIMECLOCK AGAIN
    EARLY NEXT YEAR .

    IN THE MEANTIME , I LOVE WORKING ON THE CARS AN AM HAVING A BALL
    OFFSETTING THE INEVITABLE .

    NOT SURE HOW I WILL HANDLE THINGS WHEN THE ELIO GETS HERE .

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    David; sorry to hear about your wife. Hope she's doing good now? Sounds like you have the skill set to get a job easily. It will work out, that I'm certain of!
     
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    Love your Messer...sorry about your work situation .
     
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    I heard that you had a few others. It seems you are definitely the Messerschmitt Dealer. Good that you have a way to keep things together with all you have going on. I always enjoy your posts on the forum too. Keep fighting the good fight.
     
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    The best of luck to you two! :cool:
     
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