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#1 Harry P.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:13 AM

Remember, do not post any hints or answers here! PM me with specific year, make and model.

 

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The answer: 1958 FMR Tg500



#2 Pete J.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:40 AM

Oh I know this one.  One of my favorite weird cars!



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:48 AM

Oh I know this one.  One of my favorite weird cars!

 

Whaddaya mean, weird?

 

 

 

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:15 AM

Probably the white splash guard. Other than that... :lol:



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:35 AM

I especially like the "wide whites" on this one. :D



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:21 PM

l wonder how it would do in a crash test..?? :o



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:31 PM

I think I saw it last night while I was watching Cars!



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:18 PM

There is  cool picture in a book about these cars that shows a bunch of them racing on a dirt track in their coutry of origin! It is awesome.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:25 PM

I think I saw it last night while I was watching Cars!

Actually, from a looks standpoint, it would have fit right in with the evil cars in "Cars 2". The car itself was actually quite good at what it was intended for. And yes, I DO know what it is... REAL! :D 


Edited by CorvairJim, 12 August 2013 - 07:26 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:05 PM

I'm looking forward to see a "pro-touring" version of it.  :)



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

I have no clue, but it looks like something that Mr. Magoo would be proud to drive! :lol: 



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:24 AM

A lot of you guys got this one right... but only on the second or third try! Many of you insisted that this is a Messerschmitt, but it is not! It's an FMR Tg500. FMR took over production of the 3-wheeled Messerschmitt KR200 in in 1956, and they added this four-wheeled "Tiger" in late 1957 as a 1958 model. It was heavily based on the Messerchmitt 3-wheeler, but it was badged and sold as an FMR Tg500.

 

This particular car was recently sold at auction for more than $300,000, which is a record for a microcar.

 

http://blog.hemmings...ing-for-322000/

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FMR_Tg500

 

Who got it right (eventually...  :P ):

 

slusher

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blunc

Nitro Neil

otherunicorn

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Lunajammer

The70judgeman

Thom

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Chillyb1

Pete J

customsrus

Chris R

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maltsr

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Corvair Jim

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:43 AM

This car was also shown on "Chasing classic cars" when Wayne was viewing the whole collection and went to the auction. I still find it increadable that it went for $322,000. I guess I understand as there were only 320 produced and this is the best remaining example, but I think we might be on a bubble in bubble cars. :P Interesting history.  Designed by Fritz Fend(the F in FMR) originally as transport for severely injured from the war, the controls were all on the steering yoke.  You pushed it forward to go forward and pulled it back to go back.  Messerschmitt contracted Fend to produce the KR series of them when people started buying them for basic transportation.  The tiger was created as the "sport" version, with 4 wheels instead of 3 and a more powerful(or more correctly less underpowered) motor.  Nice choice Harry. 



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:58 AM

0-60 in 28 seconds!  You better plan your highway merges well in advance...  :lol:



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:16 AM

0-60 in 28 seconds!  You better plan your highway merges well in advance...  :lol:

I have a bit of a problem imagining driving one of these things on the autobahn at any speed!  You would just be a speedbump :blink:



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 04:32 PM

Hey, I got it right the first time!!!

 

A lot of you guys got this one right... but only on the second or third try! Many of you insisted that this is a Messerschmitt, but it is not! It's an FMR Tg500. FMR took over production of the 3-wheeled Messerschmitt KR200 in in 1956, and they added this four-wheeled "Tiger" in late 1957 as a 1958 model. It was heavily based on the Messerchmitt 3-wheeler, but it was badged and sold as an FMR Tg500.

 

This particular car was recently sold at auction for more than $300,000, which is a record for a microcar.

 

http://blog.hemmings...ing-for-322000/

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FMR_Tg500

 

Who got it right (eventually...  :P ):

 



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:07 AM

You know I think I saw one of those go across Mecum a while back. Ah well doesn't matter now, neat "little" car though. If anyone owns one all I gotta say is watch out of street sweepers. :D



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:29 AM

I thought too it was a Messerschmitt. I tried to search again what it could be, but found no answer. I have never heard of FMR before. Well next time I know. :lol: