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    Amazing! Man owned every BMW motorcycle model

    From Bikes in the Fast Lane: Amazing! Man owned every BMW motorcycle model

    The article is about a Dutch collector of BMW motorcycles. He has died and his collection is be sold by Bonhams in auction at the BMW Museum in Munich Nov 29, 2009.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Great story - would have liked to have had more shots of his collection - the list is amazing, starting with 1924 models!
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    I was hoping for more pictures also. I did a quick search and founa a couple sites with pictures of this collection of BMWs.

    http://users.telenet.be/tups/neutkens.htm

    http://www.bmwboxerclub.nl/html/foto...kens/index.htm
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    Wow

    Thank you for that link. Very interesting. Too bad the guy who wrote the article couldn't figure out that the 1953 ISDT R68 which likely did win the ISDTthat year on the IOM; but didn't win the IOM TT

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    Wow! It's too bad that the collection can't be maintained in one piece. It's a shame to break it apart. The maintenance on that many bikes would be a full-time job ÔÇö even if they're rarely, if ever, ridden.

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    Am I mistaken (looking at the Bonhams catalog listing) - but did BMW stop making motorcycles around 1996?

    http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/publi...clesbmwlotlist
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Am I mistaken (looking at the Bonhams catalog listing) - but did BMW stop making motorcycles around 1996?

    http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/publi...clesbmwlotlist
    Maybe he ran out of money around 1996.

    Doing a quick spread sheet of the prices the collection is estimated to be worth between :
    $841,918 and $109,0474

    Euro being valued at $1.54
    Last edited by PAULBACH; 10-05-2009 at 08:24 PM.

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    Perhaps his hiers are only selling part of the collection and are off riding the ones they are keeping.
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    Update

    The sale was held and the results are in.

    Bonhams Auction Of Private BMW Collection In Germany Brings In Euro 1,038,400
    roadracingworld.com


    bonhams.com: RESULTS - Sale 18033, The Willy Neutkens Collection of Important BMW Motorcycles, 28 Nov 2009
    The BMW Museum, Munich, Germany


    Sale 18033 - The Willy Neutkens Collection of Important BMW Motorcycles, 28 Nov 2009
    The BMW Museum, Munich, Germany
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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