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    BMW 700 RS 1961

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    pretty cool, i never heard of that car. Got some history/specs?
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    19 built from 1961-1963, space frame, alu body, and a two cylinder boxer engine fitted with the vertical shaft driven OHC's. 70 BHP/8000 RPM, 200 kph.
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    Pieter knows his stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egg Nog
    Pieter knows his stuff.
    where to find it is more appropriate, but it helps having about ten metres of UCP documentation available
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    Bmw 700 rs #2
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    BMW 700RS #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Egg Nog View Post
    Pieter knows his stuff.
    interestingly, I was dead wrong, there wade only a single one made.

    1961 BMW 700 RS Gallery Images - Ultimatecarpage.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    interestingly, I was dead wrong, there wade only a single one made.

    1961 BMW 700 RS Gallery Images - Ultimatecarpage.com

    BMW opened it for us when it was shown at the Techno Classica a couple of years ago.
    The article still says 2 built? Or are you on your way to fixing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    The article still says 2 built? Or are you on your way to fixing it?
    I was wrong again, there are indeed two, one is in the USA and its owner has actually been active on this forum.
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    Video of a collector of 45 BMW's
    He has on of the two 700RS in his garage !
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    Going back on the specs and the engine, it seems like BMW decided to make a 4 wheeled motorcycle.

    Interesting machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Going back on the specs and the engine, it seems like BMW decided to make a 4 wheeled motorcycle.

    Interesting machine.
    BMW had been making 4 wheeled motorcycles for a long time alreay, with the Isetta, the 600 and the 700 sedan and coupe. The 700 generated just enough cash flow to create the 1500, the great-great grandfather of all current BMWs.

    Interesting to see that this guy has the 700 RS, with the license plate that is shown on period racing pictures. The museum car has a different number. I spoke with the museum guys about the car several years ago and they knew about the other car, which was in the US at the time. Just wondering how it came to Holland.
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    It's still in the US, as this collection is in the USA Just a website from the Netherlands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by netburner View Post
    It's still in the US, as this collection is in the USA Just a website from the Netherlands.

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