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1957 bmw single

Postby ballincurry » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:43 pm

a man i know has a old bmw in his garage,its sat there for over 25 years,its a 500 cc single with what he claims is a rare saddle fitted,he has offered to sell it to me but i have not got a clue what it is worth,anyone got any advice?.
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Re: 1957 bmw single

Postby BigBob » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:41 am

From memory, they never made a 500 single in 1957. The R/50 and R/51 was a 500cc flat twin that we are all familiar with, and it`s probably that.
They did make a 250cc shaft drive single back in the 50s, so it could be that as well.
Very few German bikes were sold in the UK back then due to the strong anti German feeling.
It may well cost as much as it`s worth to restore, but parts will almost certainly still be available........at a price!
Plenty on German Ebay http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_trksid=p ... &_from=R40
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Re: 1957 bmw single

Postby ballincurry » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:24 pm

i think its a 300cc.
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Re: 1957 bmw single

Postby BigBob » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:41 am

The only 300cc made by BMW powered an Isetta bubble car back in the 50s.
Very sought after now apparently and worth loadsamoney.
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Re: 1957 bmw single

Postby kyle » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:27 pm

this wee site may be of some help
http://bmwdean.com/r27faq.htm
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Re: 1957 bmw single

Postby ballincurry » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:35 pm

thanks for the info,it looks like the r25/3,still not sure of the value though.apparently he put in in his garage because he got overtook by a honda 90.
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