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1947 650 bmw
« on: July 06, 2005, 12:49:22 PM »
I'd like to know the value of a 1947 - 650 bmw with side car in great condition ?

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Re: 1947 650 bmw
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005, 05:27:19 AM »
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1947 - 650 bmw

dphutch,
Please could you re-check the details you have given as no BMW motorcycles (as far as I am aware!) were made during this period (1947) as motorcycle production did not resume after World War 2 until December 1948.

BMW didn't make any motorcycles (again that I know of?) of 650cc until the late seventies, the standard capacity sizes for post-war BMW twins (until 1969 at least) was either 500 or 600cc.

Giving any estimate of value like this even with more information is rather difficult especially as you do not say whereabouts in the WORLD you live?
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Re: 1947 650 bmw
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2005, 12:47:42 PM »
Ok , so here is what I know about this 650 BMW with sidecar. It was designed by the British( I'm guessing BMW is British ) and this design was sold to the Russians, who in turn sold it to the Chinese who built it.
    It is owned by a tugboat captain who traveled all around the world buying it , I' m guessing in China. I can find out more tomorrow and get a few digital pictures to post. I'm located in Vancouver ,Washington, USA.
   Thanks for posting your info on this , but it is a 650 unless I heard him wrong when he told me.

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Re: 1947 650 bmw
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2005, 03:08:58 PM »
Things become a little clearer now!
BMW motorcycles are certainly not British, they are German, BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke (which means Bavarian Motor Works although they are now made near Berlin) and yes the Russians did build their own versions of them, later the Chinese did too, but they are not known as BMW's but totally seperate makes such as Cossack, Ural and Dnepr (Russian) and Chiang Jiang (Chinese).
And yes these could be 650cc, and are still available to buy new today.
http://www.ural.com/
http://digilander.libero.it/cuoccimix/ENGLISH-automotorusse9-Moto(Ural).htm
http://www.chang-jiang.com/
http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcmuseum/ural.html
Although these motorcycles are fairly solidly built they do not have a very high value, certainly not as high as BMW's.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2005, 07:17:09 AM by L.A.B. »
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