1962 BMW R69S Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731

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Lot 435
1962 BMW R69S
Registration no. 643 PL Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731

Sold for £ 13,225 (US$ 17,603) inc. premium
1962 BMW R69S
Registration no. 643 PL
Frame no. 656731
Engine no. 656731
• Original UK-registered model
• Restored between 2011 and 2018
• Countless new parts
• Requires running in

This BMW R69S was discovered in 2011 in a back garden in Cambridgeshire where it had been left by the previous owner some years before. His relatives were persuaded to sell it, and a seven-year restoration ensued. Every aspect of the bike was stripped out and examined and then refinished or replaced. Bills for the full restoration are presented in a file and total over £6,500.

All disassembly and re-assembly work was done by the current owner, a VMCC member with over 40 years of experience of restoring a wide variety of bikes, including three BMW /2s. Engine, gearbox, and generator work was done by BEMW of Derby; the original 75/76 carburettors were refurbished by Uli's Motorradladen in Frankfurt; and the paintwork and lining was done by a local professional motorcycle refinisher using two-pack enamel.

An exchange crankshaft from Uli's with new slingers was fitted, while the cylinder barrels have been sleeved-down to standard bore with new standard pistons and rings. Other new components include the camshaft; all bearings in the engine and gearbox including the correct barrel bearing at the rear of the crankshaft; front bearing shield; clutch; all cables; wiring harness and Blitz battery; hubs/bearings; brake shoes (modern linings); spokes (stainless); wheel rims; Metzeler tyres and tubes; steering/toolbox locks, keyed alike; and stainless exhaust pipes, balance pipe, and silencers.

In addition, the original seat was re-covered, and the original switch-gear refurbished as new. Nuts, bolts, washers, and screws are in stainless steel as far as possible, while a new Van Farowe side stand from Bench Mark Works has replaced the impractical original. The machine retains its original tyre pump. Compression plates have been fitted to give a slight reduction in compression and easier starting, but are very easy to remove if required. This is effectively a brand-new machine and will need to be treated as such, with careful running in and oil changes plus regular checking of all fasteners.

'643 PL' has matching engine and frame numbers and is an original UK-registered machine, not a later import. It has retained its original registration number, which is now non-transferable. Accompanying documentation includes sundry restoration invoices; an old-style green logbook (issued 1970); a list of previous owners; BMW dating letter; and a V5C listing the BMW as an historic vehicle. The reason for sale is the deteriorating health of the owner, who cannot manage the machine's weight anymore and is retiring from riding.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
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1962 BMW R69S Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731
1962 BMW R69S Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731
1962 BMW R69S Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731
1962 BMW R69S Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731
1962 BMW R69S Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731
1962 BMW R69S Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731
1962 BMW R69S Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731
1962 BMW R69S Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731
1962 BMW R69S Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731
1962 BMW R69S Frame no. 656731 Engine no. 656731
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