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1957 FMR KR 200

1957 FMR KR 200 in Klein aber Mein, Documentary, 1980

Class: Others, Three-wheeler — Model origin: DE

1957 FMR KR 200

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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Alexander DE

2007-04-18 14:48

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These cabin rollers started in 1955 under the brand name 'Messerschmitt', but after Willy Messerschmitt turned back to airplane and helicopter development the name was changed to 'FMR' from 1957 on. The otherwise identical vehicles can be identified by their logo:

Messerschmitt:
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FMR:
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Alexander DE

2007-04-18 14:56

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There were plenty of nicknames for these cabin rollers:
'Karo', short for 'Kabinenroller' (= cabin roller -- Karo also translates diamond as in playing cards (not as in jewellery ;) ))
'Schneewittchensarg' (= Snow White's coffin)
'Käseglocke' (= cheese cover)
or the one I like best:
'Menschen in Aspik' (= humans in aspic)

The reason for the plexiglass cover is to prevent claustrophobia.

Ralph DE

2007-04-18 16:03

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Wir sollten trotzdem alle Messerschmitt und FMR als 'Messerschmitt' listen.

Die Fahrzeuge sind weltweit als Messerschmitt bekannt.
Messerschmitt und FMR kann man nicht aus allen perspektiven unterscheiden.
Die Umbenennung war politischer Zwang.
Verkaeufer und Besitzer sprachen weiterhin vom Messerschmitt.
Wer hier bei IMCdB unter Messerschmitt fuendig wird, wird warscheinlich nicht zusaetzlich auch noch unter FMR suchen.

datsunZ IT

2007-04-25 22:32

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A car like that(same colour)was also star in a...Eighties'porn movie(!)played by German pornstar Teresa Orlowski(the car appears in few scenes,if recall better under rain)

-- Last edit: 2007-04-26 18:22:41

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