BMW R2 1936 run& drive

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oldtimers.si
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BMW R2 1936 run& drive

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hi,Guys
i look if i buy BMW R2 y.1936 , i find near my location

i need help , is does anyone notice anything special, unoriginal, reworked?

look most original , bike works and are driveable

and what is "P" number in frame : Police or army ? P955xx

thanks for help

regards,Mec
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Re: BMW R2 1936 run& drive

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I don't think the "P" means anything special...it's just what they used. Vech has a list of part numbers here:

http://www.benchmarkworks.com/articles/tech/serial.html

The engine number falls within the range for an R2 but the frame number seems like it might be for an R4. There are some funny listings where the R4 numbers are also shown for the R2. He has several sets of numbers for the R2 and R4.

You can also check the model info on this site:

https://vintagebmw.org/resources/bmw-model-info/
Kurt in S.A.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

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Re: BMW R2 1936 run& drive

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i receive info from BMW arhiv...

The BMW R 2 frame No. 955xx, engine No. 133xx was manufactured in 1936 and delivered on March 31st, 1936 to the BMW dealer Bähr in Kiel.

The "P" most likely stood for "Pressstahl" meaning the "pressed steel", the construction method of the frame.

We hope this information is helpful for you.

Yours sincerely,

Andreas Harz

BMW Group

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