The microcar, a vehicle born out of need, was a child of its time and became the symbol of a people's spirit.
World War II came to an end in 1945 and Europe lay in ruins. A shell-shocked population came out of the bomb shelters and faced an unimaginable scene of devastation and ruin.
The microcar or "bubble car" came to symbolize this period of renewed energy and pulling together.
The bubble car boom lasted only a decade, but the period left a lasting impression even on those who abandoned their Kabinenroller for a "real" car.
IMCDb.org (Internet Movie Cars Database)
Original Messerschmitt KR175 commercial (01:16)
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