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Here is an example of an early 1950's roadside garage. The garage comes with two of the most iconic micro cars of the twentieth century, a BMW Isetta 300 and a Messerschmitt KR200
The BMW Isetta coined the term 'Bubble Car' due to its rounded shape. First examples of this vehicle appeared in 1955, it featured a 298cc single cylinder engine and a single door, mounted on the front of the car.
The Messerschmitt KR200 appeared at roughly the same time. The company produced many aircraft during the Second World War, but stopped in the post-war period. Instead they began to design cars and created the KR200. It featured a 190cc two-stoke, single cylinder engine and had a canopy that opened instead of doors.
The 1950's garage features:
- Sliding door on the face of the garage.
- A 1950's style till on top of the counter inside.
- A 1950's petrol pump with two-stroke oil mixing dials
- Tool rack
The BMW Isetta features:
- Three wheels, just like the original
- Bench seat
- Two tone colour scheme
The Messerschmitt KR200 features:
- Three Wheels, just like the original.
- tandem seating.
- Handlebars, the same as the real car.
This set shows the changing face of the humble roadside garage. The historic features such as the fuel pump, cash register and the vehicles act as a time capsule, educating people about a way of life that occurred not so long ago.