1937 BMW 342cc R35,
Lot 103
1937 BMW 342cc R35 Frame no. 30022 Engine no. 30022
€7,000 - 9,000
US$ 8,600 - 11,000

Lot Details
1937 BMW 342cc R35
1937 BMW 342cc R35
Frame no. 30022
Engine no. 30022
Undeterred by the relative failure of its first single-cylinder model, the 247cc R39 of 1925/26, BMW returned to the 'utility' market in 1931 with the 198cc R2, which sold well despite the difficult economic climate. The latter's overhead-valve engine provided the pattern for the larger versions that followed, commencing in 1931 with the 398cc R4, a favourite with the German Army. R3 (305cc) and R35 (342cc) singles appeared later in the 1930s, all enjoying the benefits of shaft drive like their larger siblings. Manufactured between 1937 and 1940 the R35 retained the rigid, pressed-steel frame of its R4 predecessor but added an un-damped telescopic front fork to the package.

This R35 was purchased by the current vendor from a collection in the Netherlands in February 2010. The machine comes with an instruction manual. There are no registration documents with this Lot.

Die Einzylinder R35 wurde zwischen den Jahren 1937 und 1940 produziert und verfügte, wie die grösseren Modelle, über den Kardanantrieb. Der Rahmen bestand aus gepresstem Stahl mit ungedämpfter Teleskopgabel. Vom gegenwärtigen Besitzer im Februar 2010 von einem Niederländischen Sammler erworben, wird die Maschine mit einer Betriebsanleitung, jedoch ohne Fahrzeugpapiere offeriert.
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