Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095

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Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2
Registration no. RCD 154G Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095

Sold for £ 8,510 (US$ 11,027) inc. premium
Stafford 'Best in Show'
1969 BMW 494cc R50/2
Registration no. RCD 154G
Frame no. 648095
Engine no. 648095
In the early 1950s, BMW concentrated on refining what were essentially pre-war designs, but by 1955 was ready with a brace of new machines, the R50 and R69. Of 494cc and 594cc respectively, the newcomers inherited the up-dated flat-twin engine introduced on the R51/3 a few years previously, but deployed this in all-new cycle parts, the most notable departures from preceding practice being an Earles-type leading-link front fork and swinging-arm rear suspension enclosing the driveshaft in the right leg - developments first seen on the works racers. The twins carried on with only minor detail changes for the next few years and then in August 1960 an entirely new and much improved engine was announced. The '500' continued thereafter as the R50/2 and the '600' became the R69S, while a high-performance version of the former, the R50S, was added to the range.

Believed to be ex-French police, this stunning R50/2 was imported to the UK in 1980 and restored to concours standard during 2006/2007 by the immediately preceding owner, BMW expert Graham Lunt. Winner of the 'Best in Show' award at Stafford in 2007, 'RCD 154G' has been kept in a private collection and seen little use since then. The machine is offered with current road fund licence, Swansea V5C document, fresh MoT and a CD-ROM of restoration photographs. Non-standard alloy wheel rims (believed Borrani) are the only notified deviation from factory specification.
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Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
Stafford 'Best in Show',1969 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 648095 Engine no. 648095
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