Monday, September 26, 2011

BMW MUSEUM SALE, ROUND 2

 Bonhams and BMW have teamed up again to host a one-make sale at the incredible new BMW museum in Munich.  Launched last year to host the sale from (mostly) a single collection, such a sale of a single marque, within the factory grounds, is unique in the vintage auction world, and makes a grand excuse to visit the 'home turf'.
After the success of last year's sale, Bonhams is continuing the relationship with BMW to regularly host sales at the Museum, and the selection this year includes some interesting cars and bikes, with a few clear 'stars'.  On the bike side, that includes the ex-Georg Auerbacher BMW Rennsport 500cc ohc sidecar outfit, which won the non-championship 750cc sidecar TT in 1971.  Click here for the full history of the machine.  A little lighter on the wallet is a 1936 735cc R17 (top), the most powerful roadster BMW built from 1935 - 1952 (until the R68 arrived).  I road-tested the previous model (a 1929 R16) two years ago; the pressed-steel frame BMW 750 is a fantastic vintage roadster.  I'll be at the auction; expect an update.
Rider's eye view of the Auerbacher Rennsport
Massive Dell'Orto carbs with double-sided float chambers, to cure fuel starvation in hard cornering...

1 comment:

Utah Motorcyclist said...

Wow! Those are some amazing bikes!

Jared
www.utahmotorcyclist.org