After World War II, as German reconstruction began, Messerschmitt, the country’s former aircraft building giant, was banned from building airplanes as part of the peace treaty after the war. So they turned to other things, one of which was the innovative little KR175 and its successor, the KR200. These small cars were very popular little runabouts as they were fuel efficient, reliable, and low cost. The company began building and selling them in 1953 and production continued for a decade, ceasing in 1964. Over 50,000 of the two models of this “Bubble Car” were made. A tribute to how, even back then, fuel efficiency was still stylish.