1939 BMW R51 fetches over $130,000 at auction

Discussion in 'BMW Bikes In Thailand' started by KZ, Jan 31, 2011.

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    KZ Ol'Timer

    Earlier this month in Las Vegas, a packed auction room of international buyers bid on approximately 200 motorcycles from every era of history, for a total sum exceeding $2.5 million. Six bikes made in excess of $100,000, among them a very rare, factory prepared competition 1939 BMW R 51 RS, which made $130,200 after competitive bidding from US collectors. The 1939 BMW R 51 RS is one of only two known BMW factory racers in private hands and the only unrestored pre-War ‘Rennsport’ in existence.

    More here at the mbike site: http://www.mbike.com/news/2011/01/rare-factory-prepared-1939-bmw-r51-rs-fetches-over-130000-at-auction/

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