1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035

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Lot 250*
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar
Chassis no. 21035

Sold for £ 82,140 (US$ 112,949) inc. premium
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar
Chassis no. 21035

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 1953 as the 'Fend', after its co-designer Fritz Fend, the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller microcar was soon being marketed under its manufacturer's name. Later models carried the diamond-shaped FMR badge, standing for Fahrzeug und Maschienenbau GmbH Regensburg. The four-wheeled Tg500 cabriolet offered is closely related to the more frequently encountered Messerschmitt KR200 three-wheeler, albeit endowed with considerably greater performance courtesy of its 490cc twin-cylinder two-stroke engine. Only some 60-or-so Tg500s are believed to survive.

    One of seven Tg-500s originally allocated to the Canadian market, this example was lovingly maintained by a previous owner for nearly 20 years before being acquired for the celebrated Bruce Weiner Microcar Collection in Madison, Georgia, only recently dispersed. Completely restored while at the Weiner Collection, the car displayed a total of circa 21,500 miles on the odometer when purchased at auction in 1997 and was described in an appraisal report as in 'very good overall condition' at that time. The machine has been on museum display since acquisition. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered for re-commissioning and sold strictly as viewed.

    No Reserve.

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  • Please note that this vehicle is subject to the reduced import tariff rate of 5% should it remain in the EU.
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1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
1960 FMR Tg500 'Tiger' Cabriolet Microcar  Chassis no. 21035
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