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the first is a beautiful piece of marine engineering, I wonder if it's steam powered as it appears. I'd happily lose a couple of limbs for that.
The bike is nice too, I wonder how many of those there is about nowadays?
 
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the first is a beautiful piece of marine engineering, I wonder if it's steam powered as it appears. I'd happily lose a couple of limbs for that. The bike is nice too, I wonder how many of those there is about nowadays?
The boat is relatively new but it's stunning. There are about a dozen of the BMW's out here in various states.
 

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yes it's nice to see boats built to the tasteful classic style, some of the new boats now are hideous.
the bike is a great machine, very desirable I would guess must be 1940's? my grandad used to restore the 30's and 40's models a few years back, always stuck in my mind.
 

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At a guess I'd say it looks like an R51/3 of the early 50's

BMW's looked old even when they were new.

My BMW is a 1979 at which time I was in my early 20's and wouldn't have looked at a it twice in the showrooms. Now I like them for the quality build and functional simplicity.
 
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At a guess I'd say it looks like an R51/3 of the early 50's BMW's looked old even when they were new. My BMW is a 1979 at which time I was in my early 20's and wouldn't have looked at a it twice in the showrooms. Now I like them for the quality build and functional simplicity.
Just googled the R51/3 and the picture comes up as a single seater but there could well have been variations. My agent had one in Corfu in 1992.
 

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