Restored in WWII Russian Army trim,1972 DNEPR 650cc w/Sidecar Frame no. 1972 DNEPR 650CC W/SIDECAR Engine no. 014592

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Lot 315
Restored in WWII Russian Army trim
1972 DNEPR 650CC WITH SIDECAR

Sold for US$ 13,800 inc. premium
Restored in WWII Russian Army trim
1972 DNEPR 650cc w/Sidecar

Frame no. 1972 DNEPR 650CC W/SIDECAR
Engine no. 014592

Built as a tribute to the 1.5 million Dneprs produced for armed forces use, this combination would have looked right at home in 1941 when the Germans attacked Russia to dramatically escalate World War II. In fact, it is much newer, a 1970s model restored to look like it had taken part in the USSR's 'Great Patriotic War' against the invading Nazis. Dneprs were built in Ukraine, named after the Dnieper River that flows past the capital city of Kiev. An opposed-twin from the beginning, the irony is that Dnepr arrived at that design by 'reverse-engineering' a 1939 German BMW R71 sidecar rig.

The company survived WWII and entered the civilian market, though (now) Communist military orders took precedent. Improvements followed, the biggest being a change from sidevalves to overhead valves in 1967, though displacement stayed at 650cc. In the post-Glasnost era, the company fell on increasingly harder times and Dnepr went out of business in the 1990s.

Comprehensively restored by a company that specializes in these military transformations, this Dnepr was equipped with ammo boxes, spare tire, antenna, shovel, blackout lights, camouflaged sidecar tonneau and machine-gun mount. It has been ridden sparingly during its time in the Carter Collection and will need the usual inspections and adjustments before taking to road again.

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Restored in WWII Russian Army trim,1972 DNEPR 650cc w/Sidecar Frame no. 1972 DNEPR 650CC W/SIDECAR Engine no. 014592
Restored in WWII Russian Army trim,1972 DNEPR 650cc w/Sidecar Frame no. 1972 DNEPR 650CC W/SIDECAR Engine no. 014592
Restored in WWII Russian Army trim,1972 DNEPR 650cc w/Sidecar Frame no. 1972 DNEPR 650CC W/SIDECAR Engine no. 014592
Restored in WWII Russian Army trim,1972 DNEPR 650cc w/Sidecar Frame no. 1972 DNEPR 650CC W/SIDECAR Engine no. 014592
Restored in WWII Russian Army trim,1972 DNEPR 650cc w/Sidecar Frame no. 1972 DNEPR 650CC W/SIDECAR Engine no. 014592
Restored in WWII Russian Army trim,1972 DNEPR 650cc w/Sidecar Frame no. 1972 DNEPR 650CC W/SIDECAR Engine no. 014592
Restored in WWII Russian Army trim,1972 DNEPR 650cc w/Sidecar Frame no. 1972 DNEPR 650CC W/SIDECAR Engine no. 014592
Restored in WWII Russian Army trim,1972 DNEPR 650cc w/Sidecar Frame no. 1972 DNEPR 650CC W/SIDECAR Engine no. 014592
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