R51/2 Restoration by Knit Kounavudhi
gone through restoring BMW R51/2 VIN 520716 from a basket case that my
mechanic found from a hidden storage in Bangkok Thailand. It took him
18 months to complete the job and it is in my collection with pride. I
wrote to Andreas Harz at BMW Archive and received this note from him ďThe
BMW R 51/2 VIN 520716 was manufactured on December 5th, 1950 and
delivered on February 27th, 1951 to the BMW importer Nava Phanich
Company in Bangkok.
The bike came to Bangkok directly from Germany but I had tried to find
out the first owner who bought it without any result. The registration
record in Thailand was lost due to the big fire at the
registration years ago.