Lot 373: BMW 247cc R26
Built to the same exemplary standards as the Bavarian company's famous flat-twins, the single-cylinder BMW first appeared in pre-war days and its first new post-war model was a single - 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 the UK's 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. Offered on a Certificate of Title.
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Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||$2106|
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