Rare BMWs to be Auctioned

An Auction of rare BMW motorcycles will be held at the Munich BMW museum.

Rare BMWs to be Auctioned

On October 1, Bonhams, the world renowned auction house, returns to the BMW Museum for an exclusive single marque auction.

The auction will feature BMW motorcycles, cars and BMW automobilia.

In this auction, 23 BMW motorcycles will go under the hammer at the stunning BMW Museum in Munich. From a magnificent 1925 R32 to modern classic 1992 K1, the motorcycles presented cover a large slice of BMW Motorrad history.

The R 32, the first BMW motorcycle, which was launched at the Berlin motor show in 1923, is sure to create world wide buyer interest as will the 1926 R 42 and the 1927 R 47. These three models are beautifully restored and are now extremely sort after examples of early BMW technical development.


Also in the catalogue is a 1970 ex Georg Averbacher 500cc Rennsport outfit. This machine is an integral part of BMW’s unrivalled dominance of the World Sidecar Championship between 1954 and 1974 and is sure to attract a lot of attention.

Swiss engineer Fritz Egli the world famous frame designer and motorcycle producer has put his name to many desirable models. In 1994 the unique Egli-BMW K 1100 RS was built for a German BMW Motorrad dealer. It was the only one produced and it too will find a new owner at the Bonhams BMW auction.

Other notable motorcycles to be auctioned are 1936 R 35 single, 1928 R 62, 1939 R 66, a very rare 1936 R 17 and a 1953 R 68, the first 100 mph production BMW motorcycle.

In 2009 the BMW Museum hosted Bonhams auction of the Willy Neutken’s collection. In that event an R 32 sold for a record price of over €100,000.

“That was a fantastic auction with the R 32 reaching a record price and many others very good figures. We are looking forward to this BMW auction with a deal of excitement.

There are many beautiful examples up for auction and we are sure they will attract attention from around the world, including from Australia” said Ben Walker, Bonhams motorcycle representative.



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