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jimkav's picture
VBMWMO #8868
Joined: 04/03/2013
Posts: 120

Titled as 1955 R50US
US wasn’t available until 68
Has re pop head badge
Frame & motor numbers match title

wa1nca's picture
VBMWMO #8374
Ashfield Ma.
Joined: 09/27/2012
Posts: 668

Head badge and Title must be wrong
My r50
552459 was built 8/11/55
550264 was built 3/14/55
550375 would be april or may 1955
You can email bmw archives with 550375 to get build date
Dont have url address with me
US models not built until 67 68,69 as you stated and not sure when r50s were built but definitely not in 1955



Tommy Byrnes
54 R51/3 55 R50 64 R27 68 R69US 68 Sears Allstate 250 (Puch)

schrader7032's picture
VBMWMO #7032
San Antonio, TX
Joined: 10/27/2006
Posts: 7080
You can click on "BMW Models"

You can click on "BMW Models" on the left panel and type in say R50 or R50US. It will take you to a spec sheet as well as a PDF file that has been uploaded listing VIN, model, build dates that I've collected over the years. This will give a rough idea of range and transition of models. It's woefully out of date and likely has errors, but that's what I had at the time. I can upload new stuff as time permits.


Kurt in S.A.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

jimkav's picture
VBMWMO #8868
Joined: 04/03/2013
Posts: 120
Has correct early frame,

Has correct early frame, fender, air cleaner, wheels ect.
Nice period accessories.
Should take hr or so to get running
Defiantly scored deal

Daves79x's picture
VBMWMO #9030
Joined: 08/09/2015
Posts: 402
Very Early

You've got a very early R50. If all correct early parts are present, you do indeed have quite a find.




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