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1958 F.M.R. Tg 500 'Tiger' sold for $322,000
Sold at auction for $322,000 in February 2013

In September 1957, Fritz Fend presented his crowning achievement, the F. M. R. "Tiger" sports vehicle, to sensational acclaim in Germany. The "Tiger" name was owned by Krupp, so it was changed, supposedly, to "Tourenfahrzeug-Gelšndesport," or touring vehicle-cross-country sports, but the contraction fooled no one.

Based on the monocoque of the Messerschmitt KR 200 three-wheeled car, it was a four-wheeled car with a two-stroke twin engine. Its British debut is still the stuff of legends. Developed as a proper sports car but with an underdeveloped motor compared to other vehicles available in the same price range, it found a place with enthusiasts but not the general public.

Still in stock form, the Tg 500 accelerated from rest to 60 mph in 28 seconds and had a top speed of 78 mph. Of the 320 examples of the Tiger produced, it is believed that only 150 survive.