1957 BMW R26 with Steib Engine no. 353618

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Lot 103
1957 BMW R26 with Steib
Engine no. 353618

Sold for US$ 13,225 inc. premium
1957 BMW R26 with Steib
Engine no. 353618
Built to the same exemplary standards as the Bavarian company'' famous flat-twins, the single-cylinder BMW first appeared in pre-war days. Indeed, BMW's first new post-war model was a single-cylinder design - the 250cc R24 - which arrived in 1948. By 1956, BMW's quarter-liter luxury lightweight had evolved into the R26 that boasted a more powerful (15bhp) engine, Earles-type leading-link front fork and a larger fuel tank among numerous improvements. Considerably more expensive than home-grown 250s, the R26 was a relative rarity outside Germany, appealing to mature, discerning riders for whom quality of construction counted more than mere outright performance.

This BMW R26 is part of the stunning Gerhard Schnuerer Collection and just like any vehicle from that collection, the bike was taken care of as a museum piece, serviced, maintained and kept to the highest standard possible. A large history file retracing the bike's history up until the late-1990s and various correspondences between Mr. Schnuerer and BMW specialist will be handed to the buyer after the sale.

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1957 BMW R26 with Steib Engine no. 353618
1957 BMW R26 with Steib Engine no. 353618
1957 BMW R26 with Steib Engine no. 353618
1957 BMW R26 with Steib Engine no. 353618
1957 BMW R26 with Steib Engine no. 353618
1957 BMW R26 with Steib Engine no. 353618
1957 BMW R26 with Steib Engine no. 353618
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