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Who owns the oldest Beemer on the list?

I know it's not mine - I have a 1969 R60US boxer (in mint original condition, black, with 30K miles) - a /2 by any other name (old /2 engine, old frame, 6.5 gal. "sport" gas tank, bar end directionals, stainless exhaust, Denfeld solo riders seat & pillion pad, steel fenders, 6 volt magneto ignition, etc.), but my bike has the telescopic forks that came on the first /5 instead of the Earles leading link front forks. Owned it since 1973. Runs as good as it looks - starts on the first kick.

In true Teutonic tradition, the frame of my R60US is missing the sidecar lugs. You can just hear the Deutschland engineers saying, "If you vant a sidecar, you don't vant telescopic forks" (Earles forks are adjustable for a sidecar; telescopic forks are not).

So who's got the oldest Beemer?

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I have a 1958 BMW Isetta. Now I know you want to say; "Hey, that is a Bimmer" BUTT it has a motorcycle engine! (It comes in real handy with the gas prices.) ~;-)
 

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I have a 1958 BMW Isetta. Now I know you want to say; "Hey, that is a Bimmer" BUTT it has a motorcycle engine! (It comes in real handy with the gas prices.) ~;-)
I found a picture of one, I see your dilema....

 

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black1200lt said:
I have a 1958 BMW Isetta. Now I know you want to say; "Hey, that is a Bimmer" BUTT it has a motorcycle engine! (It comes in real handy with the gas prices.) ~;-)
Yeah, but it has 4 wheels. "Honorable mention", Coni. :D

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Right you are, two wheels too many!
 

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Well, I have a 1959 R26 that was "born" in May 1958, according to the factory.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=12566&stc=1
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Sorry, I can't seem to attach the pic.

My Dad restored it for me for my first "roadbike" when I was fifteen. I feel pretty lucky to still have it. :bmw:

But surely, on a Beemer site, there is someone out there with something older than this. ;)
 

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