Bonhams : 1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126

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Lot 548
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2
Registration no. 4181 H Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126

Sold for £ 4,715 (US$ 6,079) inc. premium
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2
Registration no. 4181 H
Frame no. 250126
Engine no. 250126
BMW's first new post-war model, the 247cc R24, arrived in 1948 looking pretty much like the pre-war R23 of 1938 but producing an additional 2bhp. In mid-1950 the R24 was superseded by the R25, which featured plunger rear suspension but was otherwise very similar. An improved R25/2 version was introduced during 1951 incorporating a stronger crankshaft and minor revisions to the front mudguard stays and seat springing. Built between 1953 and 1956, the final R25 variant - R25/3 - featured a new telescopic front fork, full-width alloy hubs, and alloy wheel rims as the principal upgrades.

Carrying a Slocombe's plaque to the front mudguard, this matching-numbers R25/2 was purchased by the current vendor in February 2018 having been advertised as only having covered 74 miles following a full professional restoration (advertisement on file). The accompanying history file contains some invoices and details of the restoration, including a list of the parts used (totalling £2,607). Previously the BMW had featured in Real Classic magazine (August 2013 edition, copy available). The machine also comes with a V5C Registration Certificate, some MoTs (most recent expired February 2019), an R25/2 owner's manual, and two R25 repair manuals (copies).

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1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
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