1953 BMW R51-3 Vintage BMW for Sale – £SOLD

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1953 BMW R51-3 Vintage BMW for Sale, Rare Classic BMW In Sports Trim And Road Trim, Outstanding.

Original BMW Dealer Otto Mente In Hanover Germany.


1953 bmw r51-3 vintage bmw for sale1953 BMW R51/3 Vintage BMW for Sale, This BMW was purchased in November 2013 by the last owner and stripped to the bare frame for rebuild. The crankcase / bottom end was sent to BEMW in Coventry for checking, new slingers fitted / seals and bearings checked and replaced as necessary. Likewise the rear bevel drive. The frame and cycle parts were vapour blasted and enamelled, purchased all parts in need of replacement with new original BMW parts from Germany. ( Lots of invoices / bills ). Uprated ignition system, fitted solid state regulator, complete rewire, new shouldered Akront ali rims, s/s spokes and rebuilt wheels. New valves, guides and springs, complete exhaust system, tapered steering bearings, saddle, rear light, front reflector and chrome rim, clutch pushrod assembly, s/s pushrod tubes, handlebar & fittings and on and on ……The assembly began in Oct 14 and was in finished Dec 14 and it has done 4000 miles since. (It has a MPH original speedo.)

At present it is fitted with an aluminium BMW racing tank but we also have the original tank, painted and coachlined, fitted with badges and original tap. (see pictures) it takes about half an hour to swap them over and it makes a big difference to the feel of the bike when riding and viewing . The racing tank (surprisingly!) makes it feel that way and as 1953 was the last year before German noise restrictions the exhaust emits a pleasing rasping crackle when pushing on!

The vintage tank creates a more responsible / serious feel. Your choice. The front mudguard is from another 50’s BM but we do have the original, with stays, painted but not yet lined. The mudguards fitted should have double painted coach lines. Sale includes original BMW R51/3 owners book in English, BMW parts book with exploded drawings and part numbers, A BMW repro of the original repair manual in English and The Barrington Works R51/3- R68 Restoration and Service manual. (An expensive American book but worth every penny, all you ever need to know about R51/3-68 series Bmw’s.)  A vintage bike with character to suit your mood, long distance reliable vintage touring or convert to sporty fun almost cafe racer-ish. UK registered here in 1971 from Germany and showing just 3 keepers since.

Part exchange very welcome, Delivery can easily be arranged anywhere for an extra small fee, all payments accepted, Please call the shop / showroom on 020 8997 2421 between 10 and 5 most days except Sundays or call my 24/7 anytime mobile on 07973 11 12 13 and ask for Frank. Email: fjk222@hotmail.com

Engine Size:500
Start Type:Kick start
Drive Type:Shaft
Type:Sports Touring
Number of Previous Owners:3
Colour: Silver
Extra Features: V5 Registration Document
Date of 1st Registration:07/05/1953
V5 Registration Document:Present

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