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Bonhams auction at the BMW Museum: white-blue, for the second

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Bonhams auction at the BMW Museum
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S 2009 two-wheelers from the world's largest private collection of BMW motorcycles in the spotlight, the one-brand auction in Bonhams attracts visitors on October 1, 2011 with interesting cars from the history of the Bavarian premium brand, including some attractive racing vehicles and a Frazer Nash-BMW 328 from 1937.

Race-ready M1 Procar

The pole setter of the auction is BMW M1 Procar, the one with the Production number '23' was sold to Franz Konrad in 1979. The Austrian racing driver and team boss drove the mid-engine coupé with the 470 hp in-line six-cylinder in the Procar series, which was held as part of the European Formula 1 races. The best placement was seventh place at the second round in Monaco.

The following year the car moved to the Krefeld-based Jürgen Kannacher's team. He raced the BMW M1 in the German racing championship (best place: 4th with driver Ralf-Dieter Schreiber), in the German run of the Procar series in Hockenheim (with Jürgen Lässig) and in the 1,000 kilometer race at the Nürburgring. Kannacher added the red and gold car and the logos of sponsor Aral to another season in the German racing championship before he sold the M1 to Hans Heyer. The multiple German racing champion from Wegberg, who owned the car until 2005, rented the BMW to the Freiburg GS team, with whom he celebrated his third German championship title in 1980.

With Dieter Quester at the wheel The BMW M1, which is now in its fourth season, experienced its most successful season with victory in the frame race for the German Grand Prix and numerous podium finishes. In the paint scheme from 1982, the racing car is now ready for use. From 2005 onwards it was extensively restored over a period of three years. In 2010 this BMW M1 was at the Le Mans Classic, where it would be eligible to start again in the next edition in 2012. The car is state-of-the-art with a steel roll cage, as required for use in historic motorsport, and is equipped with a historic FIA vehicle pass (HTP). In addition to many possible uses, the car with production number 23 has a continuous history, an important feature especially for racing vehicles, although the focus of racing history is onEvents in Germany lies. The estimated value for the authentic Procar car is between 450,000 and 500,000 euros.

3.0 CSL with Le Mans history

With a BMW 3.0 CSL, another authentic racing car awaits bidders in the BMW Museum. It is the Group 2 touring car that was built in 1975 for the Belgian private driver Jean-Marie Détrin. Détrin was the owner of the BMW dealer Dewilde in Brussels and started using the CSL in 1976. The car has Le Mans history. Together with Jacky Ravanel, Détrin won the touring car classification at the 24-hour classic Le Mans in 1976. This motivated the Brussels-based BMW dealer to take part in the 24-hour race at Spa-Franchorchamps: with his compatriots 'Chavan' (ie Charles van Stalle ) and Nico Demuth, he won the endurance race in his home country. At the end of the season, Détrin sold the 3.0 CSL to a mountain racer. The successful racing touring car will be auctioned with numerous documents, including the Le Mans technical acceptance form and Jean-Marié Detrin's helmet.

Touring cars up for auction

A number of interesting racing touring cars await the bidders, such as a BMW 635 CSI, which was delivered to the' Garage du Bac 'in 1984 as a competitive version. The team fielded the car itself in the European Touring Car Championship for a year, including with Fabien Giroix as driver, before it was sold to the German team from Seikel Motorsport. For three seasons, the car ran mostly with an Italian driver crew in the European Championship and in races for the endurance cup at the Nürburgring. The 635 CSI was exhibited in the Nürburgring Museum for 10 years. In 2007 it will be prepared for racing again with documents on racing history - including the ONS car pass from 1985.

The Bonhams auction also has something to offer fans of the Munich-based touring car model: the BMW M3, with which the future champion Tim Harvey contested the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in 1991. The car used by Vic Lee Racing with factory support was built with the help of the then DTM team Bigazzi and was considered the fastest M3 in the touring car championship on the island. Two BMW 1800ti /SA take us back to the BMW touring car tradition. One car is offered in full specification for historical racing and comes from England. A second ti /SA are in authentic condition, as originally delivered to Sweden in 1965. BMW has sold 200 of these special versions. The version now on offer (Estimate 75,000 to 95,000 euros) was sold to the Swede Torsten Bachström, who contested ice races in the touring car.

Monoposto by Keke Rosberg

To the successful years of BMW As an engine supplier for Formula 2, two monoposti are reminiscent: one of the 1976March 752, which was originally delivered to Ron Dennis ‘Team' Project Three ', and a Formula 2 car from Jörg Obermoser's manufacture. Keke Rosberg started in 1976 in the Formula 2 European Championship with the former TOJ factory single-seater in Warsteiner livery. There is extensive documentation on the rare racing car, the restoration of which began in 1992. The last time the TOJ was used by Wolfgang Mathai in historic races.

The fans of BMW vehicles from the 1930s are looking forward to the Frazer Nash BMW 328 from 1937 (British license plate 'GS 7431'), its estimate 450,000 to 550,000 euros is estimated. The open sports car was one of the first in the series from the British importer AFN Ltd. extradited to Scotland in August 1937. The current owner has had the 328 in his collection since 2008. The red 328 is offered with extensive documentation. In addition, a BMW 327/28 Cabriolet powered by the 80 hp two-liter six-cylinder in the series is waiting for a new owner. The elegant sports car, restored by Friedhelm Tang in 2002, is going up for auction in the BMW Museum with an estimate of 225,000 to 275,000 euros.

Two-wheel Highlights: BMW R25 from 1925 and racing team

The highlight for motorcycle enthusiasts is certainly the BMW R25 from 1925. The machine with the 494 cc boxer engine has been part of a collection of high-quality historic motorcycles in for around ten years Southern Germany, but is offered without vehicle documents. The frame of the offered machine (estimate 100,000 to 120,000 euros) comes from one of the 3,090 R25s that was delivered to a dealer in Chemnitz in 1925. The 8.5 hp engine comes from a BMW of this series that was delivered to Berlin in 1926.

The BMW 500 cc from 1970, with which the two-time vice world champions Georg Auerbacher and Hermann Hahn started in the world championship. An estimate of 90,000 to 110,000 euros is given for the authentic racing team.

The last BMW M535i under the hammer

But bargains are also possible at the auction. The last BMW M535i built in 1981 is being offered without a minimum bid. The sporty sedan of the E28 series from 1981 was initially registered by BMW Motorsport GmbH, which sold the car to the current owner in Switzerland in 1983. From there, the last of its kind is now in its original condition in the auction at the BMW Museum.

Bonhams auction 'Power by BMW'

  • Location: BMW Museum in BMW Welt , Am Olympiapark 1, 80809 Munich, information on how to get there: www.bmw-welt.com
  • Visiting dates: Friday, September 30th2011, 12 noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 1, 2011, 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
  • Start of the auction: Saturday, October 1, 2011, automobilia from 2 p.m., motorbikes from around 2.30 p.m., cars from around 3 p.m.

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