Kleinschnittger F125 – 1954

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954



Kleinschnittger F125 – 1954


Marca : Kleinschnittger
Modello : F125
Anno : 1954
Telaio N. : 6/4/1818
Motore N. : 8/10927
Esemplari prodotti : 1980
Motore : Monocilindrico 2 tempi
Cilindrata : 123 cc
Alimentazione : 1 carb.
Potenza : 5,5 HP
Top speed Km/h : 70


Auction Result
2017 – Arizona – RM Sotheby’s – $29,700


Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

Produced in Arnsberg, Germany, between April 1950 and August 1957, this microcar oddity weighs in at a featherweight 150 kilograms (330 pounds). Hand-hammered aluminum panels and a steel tubular Wachtendord & Schmidt chassis make up the eight-foot, eight-inch long by three-foot, nine-inch wide diminutive F125. Employing leftovers from the Second World War, ex-army cooking pots cut into quarters formed the basis for the molds of the front fender curve. Each of the four wheels features fully independent rubber band suspension.

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

The 123-cubic centimeter ILO two-stroke, air-cooled engine sends power through a three-speed gearbox to the front wheels. Given the correct conditions, an adventurous individual can theoretically attain a maximum speed of 70 km/h. Although, factory figures provide a more conservative 50–55 cruising speed. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the F125, a fuel consumption rating of 1 gallon per 113 miles, allows a range of almost 170 miles using every drop in the 1.5 gallon fuel tank.

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

This 1954 model was the subject of a very high standard restoration in 1996. All-new body panels were manufactured and installed where necessary, in addition to a fresh coat of attention-grabbing red paint and a re-trimming in black vinyl using the original thatch straw filling in the seat squab. The vehicle also received a brand new hood and a set of new old-stock Continental tires. The vehicle has since been on a display within a private residence for almost 20 years after being purchased from the Bruce Weiner Microcar Collection in 1997.

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954

 

Kleinschnittger F125 - 1954


 

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