1954 BMW 250cc R25/3 Frame no. 297704 Engine no. 297704

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Lot 211
1954 BMW 250cc R25/3
Frame no. 297704 Engine no. 297704

Sold for CHF 5,175 (US$ 5,672) inc. premium
1954 BMW 250cc R25/3
Frame no. 297704
Engine no. 297704

Footnotes

  • BMW's first new post-war model was a single-cylinder design - the 250cc R24 - which arrived in 1948 looking pretty much like the pre-war R23 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 In mid-1950 the R24 was superseded by the R25, which featured plunger rear suspension but was otherwise very similar.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.

    This R25/3 is the owner's first total restoration, which was completed using numerous original parts found in his cousin's cellar together with others purchased as new-old-stock from former BMW dealers. At that time there was little available in the way of remanufactured parts, so seeking out original components was the only way the rebuild could be completed. The tank has been modified by a craftsman to incorporate a luggage grid on the top of it; the vendor has never seen another. Ridden throughout the 1980s and '90s, the machine is offered with a Swiss Carte Grise.

    BMW R25/3 250 cm3
    Cadre n° 297704

    Le premier modèle nouveau de BMW après 1945 fut une « mono », la R24 de 250 cm3, qui apparut en 1948 sous un aspect très proche de celui de la R23, mais en gagnant deux chevaux. Au milieu des années 1950, la R24 fit place à la R25 caractérisée par une suspension arrière à plongeurs, mais par ailleurs très semblable à la R24. Une version améliorée, la R25/2, apparut en 1951 avec un vilebrequin renforcé et quelques retouches aux supports de garde-boue avant et à la suspension de la selle. Construite de 1953 à 1956, la variante finale de la R25, la R25/3, bénéficia d'une nouvelle fourche avant télescopique, de moyeux larges et de jantes en alliage léger, entre autres améliorations.

    Cette R25/3 est le résultat de la première restauration totale effectuée par le vendeur, opération qui bénéficia de nombreuses pièces originales retrouvées dans la cave de son cousin, outre d'autres pièces de l'ancien stock neuf d'un distributeur BMW. À l'époque, on trouvait très peu de pièces refabriquées et le seul moyen de mener à bien une restauration totale consistait à traquer quelques pièces neuves. Le réservoir a été modifié par un artisan pour y fixer une grille porte-bagage, ce que le vendeur n'a jamais vu par ailleurs. Conduite dans les années 1980 et 1990, la machine est offerte avec sa carte grise suisse.
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1954 BMW 250cc R25/3 Frame no. 297704 Engine no. 297704
1954 BMW 250cc R25/3 Frame no. 297704 Engine no. 297704
1954 BMW 250cc R25/3 Frame no. 297704 Engine no. 297704
1954 BMW 250cc R25/3 Frame no. 297704 Engine no. 297704
1954 BMW 250cc R25/3 Frame no. 297704 Engine no. 297704
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