The Messerschmitt KR200 or Kabinenroller (cabin scooter) was produced between 1955 and 1964. Following WW2, the aircraft manufacturer Messerschmitt was not allowed to make aircraft and turned to other products to keep their Regensburg factory busy. It appears there are some aviation aspects to the KR200, with the pilot up front and the observer(s) to the rear….

It was powered by a single cylinder two stroke engine, operable in both directions of crankshaft rotation. With a four speed gear box, it was capable of full speed in either direction! It had a top speed of 100 k/hr, so this seems a disturbing possibility. Despite this, it proved popular and 40,000 were sold during the production run.

The picture shows some of the fine features of the Kabinenroller, although “Limousine comfort” does seem a bit extreme, it looks a little crowded in the back there.