Bonhams : 1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368

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Lot 549
1949 BMW 247cc R24
Registration no. YVL 512 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368

Sold for £ 4,370 (US$ 5,565) inc. premium
1949 BMW 247cc R24
Registration no. YVL 512
Frame no. 205368
Engine no. 205368
Developed from the 198cc single-cylinder R20 of 1937/38, itself a development of BMW's best-selling R2, the 247cc R23 was produced between 1938 and 1940, 8,021 examples being sold. The reintroduction of a 247cc model had been prompted by changes in German licensing laws, which had removed the favourable concessions previously enjoyed by machines up to 200cc, instituting a new up-to-250cc category instead. Powered by an overhead-valve engine producing 10bhp, the R23 came with a four-speed gearbox and featured shaft drive like the larger models. Weight with a full tank of fuel was 297lbs and the top speed around 60mph (97km/h). Its R24 successor, BMW's first new post-war model, arrived in 1948 looking virtually unchanged 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 In mid-1950 the R24 was superseded by the R25, which featured plunger rear suspension but was otherwise very similar.

This BMW R24 was purchased July 2018 from Belvoir Classic Cars of Newark, advertised as 'restored from a barn find by its former owner who was a skilled engineer' (copy of advertisement on file). Only a handful of miles have been covered since the restoration and the machine is presented in commensurately good condition. Accompanying documentation also includes a BMW dating letter and a V5C Registration Certificate.

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1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
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