Wheeler Dealers: S12 E14 – Messerschmitt KR200



Budget: £17,995
Purchase Price: £17,000
Final Cost: £22,271
Selling Price: £25,000
Profit/Loss: +£2,729

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Work Completed: Cylinder head cleaned and new head gasket fitted, full service performed, hubcaps replaced, aftermarket leather canopy replaced with correct clear dome, engine casing polished, crease on the rear mudguard bent back to shape, welded and patched, full respray from mint green to red and white, new chrome bits fitted to upgrade the car to Deluxe model, whitewall tire fitted, aftermarket air filter and exhaust system replaced with original units, engine bay cleaned, interior re-trimmed, period correct switch installed, brightwork polished.

Notes: Bought to celebrate Messerschmitt KR200’s 60th anniversary. Pre-fitted with aftermarket canopy roof. Edd broke the clear dome during trimming, requiring Mike to purchase another one, which was the last unit available in the country according to Edd. Restored car taken to a Messerschmitt gathering. Sold at asking price to a Swedish buyer who sent his daughter over to the UK to take a look at the car.

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Based in Brisbane, Australia, Sean has loved cars his entire life. At 21 he launched the popular 80’s Falcon forum xFalcon.com, then at 24 created TopGearbox.com, one of the most popular Top Gear fansites in the world.