This early Steib S350 PROJECT SIDECAR Rig is a great starting point for someone who desires the real deal, has some time and expertise available or the wallet to turn a trusted restorer on it so you just get it back ready to attach to your favorite vintage BMW motorcycle. It is suitable for any 1955-1969 BMW Twin with the Earles Fork front end that allows for a position adjustment to carry a sidecar in the best possible manner. But it can also be installed on any pre-1955 BMW twin and other brands or models of motorcycles with the correct mounting or attachment arms and hardware.
This Steib S350 PROJECT SIDECAR Rig has been sitting in a garage for the last 30+ years awaiting Bob’s acquisition so we can get it into the hands of the next owner ASAP. The overall body is in great condition and shows most of the original factory paint. There is also the huge benefit that this one appears to have not been cobbled up by previous restoration work of any kind that we can locate.
The interior could be sued but is in need replacement for serious use of showing. The wind screen is in poor condition. All three-point mounts appear to be attached and complete. There is no aluminum trim on the body nose. The spindle style wheel is in remarkably good condition for its age and the fender is solid but shows a little damage
There is very little rust to be addressed anywhere during a refurbishment or full restoration of the floor, trunk, body, or fender. It is possible that this SIDECAR PROJECT could be brought back to service with very little effort aside from rubber parts, a tire and tube, some assorted fresh hardware and a very thorough cleaning and detailing – perhaps you have a Beemer awaiting a sidecar in similar patina?.
Bob’s no longer regularly stocks spare Steib hardware, rubber parts, trim, etc. it is readily available in the marketplace and if purchased we will be happy to direct you to one or more of those sources. But we do still have some inventory that would be applicable for this Steib S350 so please inquire with our parts staff once it is yours.
Like all PROJECT BIKES offered and sold at Bob’s BMW, this Steib S350 PROJECT SIDECAR Rig will be sold as is and under the same special Bill of Sale which you can find at this link – we only want fully aware and informed buyers, so we urge every potential buyer to ask questions if anything is not clear. We’ve nothing to hide and our only goal is that the new owner for each PROJECT BIKE or PROJECT SIDECAR offered feels like they paid fairly and got good, if not great value in the transaction.
For a real-world comparison on the value offered, reproductions, in primer finish and without all interior or mounting parts cost about $8,000 including shipping into the USA, which is a moving target right now and only going up. While reproductions do offer some good value being new metal, etc. they are not original, and originals are always worth more. A recently completed private transaction on a complete, older restoration of a Steib S500 (the slightly larger version), in average condition went for just over $11,000.
And while Bob’s no longer regularly stocks spare Steib hardware, rubber parts, trim, etc. it is readily available in the marketplace and if you purchase this sidecar, we will be happy to direct you to one or more of those sources. We do still have some inventory that would be applicable for this Steib TR500 so please inquire with our parts staff once it is yours.
Complete crating and shipping quoted upon request if you cannot pick it up; local delivery within 150 miles of Bob’s is also available at a fair price for the service required. For delivery one person will need to be available to assist in the unloading process.