1938 BMW R35 Frame no. 495327 Engine no. 3153790

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Lot 137
1938 BMW R35
Frame no. 495327 Engine no. 3153790

Sold for US$ 11,500 inc. premium
1938 BMW R35
Frame no. 495327
Engine no. 3153790
Undeterred by the relative failure of its first single-cylinder model, the 247cc R39 of 1925/26, BMW returned to the 'utility' market in 1931 with the 198cc R2, which sold well despite the difficult economic climate. The latter's overhead-valve engine provided the pattern for the larger versions that followed, commencing in 1931 with the 398cc R4, a favourite with the German Army (Wehrmacht). R3 (305cc) and R35 (342cc) singles appeared later in the 1930s, all enjoying the benefits of shaft drive like their larger siblings. Manufactured between 1937 and 1940, the R35 retained the rigid, pressed-steel frame of its R4 predecessor but added an un-damped telescopic front fork to the package.

This BMW R35 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.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the engine number is 315379 and the title is in transit.
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1938 BMW R35 Frame no. 495327 Engine no. 3153790
1938 BMW R35 Frame no. 495327 Engine no. 3153790
1938 BMW R35 Frame no. 495327 Engine no. 3153790
1938 BMW R35 Frame no. 495327 Engine no. 3153790
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