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1956 BMW Rennsport RS500 Type 256

Lot 54 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 13th October 2015)

Estimate
£160,000 - £180,000
 

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Lot details
Registration No: N/A
Frame No: 5490181
Engine No: N/A
cc: 494
MOT Expiry Date: N/A

- Factory racing machine

- One of only 6 made

- Of the type used by Walter Zellor to finish 2nd in the 1956 500cc World Championship

- Other factory riders included Geoff Duke, Dickie Dale and Ernst Hiller

- Built at BMW by technician Rupert Bauer using ex Siegfried Schauzu factory short stroke 5 speed engine

- Present owner for 40 years

- Excellent original condition

 

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