Vehicle industry's top vehicle appraiser and consignment dealer.
AutoMania and Ted Holman are your first choice for buying, selling and appraising vehicles. 

1978 BMW R100/7 with Hitchhiker Sidecar For Sale

Please click or on the top menu for other listings.

1978 BMW R100/7 with Hitchhiker Sidecar for sale

1978 BMW R100/7 with Hitchhiker Sidecar

Price: $3.895 USD 

Mileage: Unknown U.S. miles
VIN#: 4940551

We got a call to look at two old BMW motorcycles that had not been run for awhile. One of them was one was this 1978 R100 with a Sidecar attached. My first glance caught two items, the 15” car sized rims and the /2 Earls Fork front parts. A little deeper and the twin plugged Heads and the Paioli Shocks all the way around. Next was the separate mechanical brake lever for the sidecar wheel and the welded bosses to the /7 frame for the upper hack mounts.

The setup had been parked about 10 years ago in their shop and not moved or fussed with during the interval. The bike had been built by a Texas BMW shop over twenty years ago and at the time, it was all state of the art /7 modifications. We have come a long way since, but it is a period build and I have never seen a similar set up. The Chair is a Hitchhiker brand that maybe their narrow model.

There was no mention of it running in recent years, but the engine turns over and has compression, the gear box allowed me to put it in first so it was not rolling away. The front brake worked and it appears to be wearing original paint on the tank or a very good repaint many years ago. I really do not have much more to add, but if you need any visual inspection done, please do not hesitate to email or call. It needs complete refurbishing, it will not drive to my knowledge the way it sits. We were given 3 “new” tires for it, but they maybe too old to be usable. Next owner’s call.

The bike needs everything, but it is more than worth the effort, time and expense if you have a passion for Air-Head BMW’s, especially odd ball ones that you will not see at the next BMW Rallye.

The selling price is $3,895 and the VIN 4940551. Miles showing are unknown. For other interesting bikes and collectible vehicles, visit our web site 541 479 8888 or come by and see us at 895 SE Gladiola Drive, Grants Pass, Oregon, 97526. Oregon Dealer DA1287.

Automania LLC is a Consignment Oregon Dealer selling quality, privately owned vehicles including Aprilia, Buell, BMW, Citroen, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hummer, Kawasaki, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Nissan, Ossa, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Classic Hot Rods, Buick, Dodge, Ford, Chevrolet, Lamborghini, MG, Packard, Porsche, Rover, Shelby, Toyota, Triumph, Volkswagen and any other vehicle of interest

[click on a thumbnail to view a larger photo]


You are viewing a listing for a 1978 BMW R100/7 with Hitchhiker Sidecar for sale on We encourage you to contact us by phone, email or text to get more details and how to purchase the unit.

honest professional and guaranteed results - AutoMania is your best partner for vehicle appraisal, selling or buying specialty vehicles.  
Email this page to a friend
C a l l   5 4 1 . 4 7 9 . 8 8 8 8

Vehicle industry's top vehicle appraiser and consignment dealer.
certified vehicle appraisal services
 home   inventory   archive gallery   faqs   contact   testimonials   about us   partners & resources 
  sitemaps:    [ x m l ]   [ h t m l ]   [ r o r ]   compressed [ x m l . g z ]   [ t e x t ]   
   phone 541.479.8888   privacy   email us   DLR #DA1287   Vehicle Appraiser Lic # V17-025   
Fully Bonded and Licensed by the State of Oregon as a Vehicle Appraiser & Motor Vehicle Dealer.
Proudly serving the World since "Al Gore invented the Internet" - and the Great Pacific Northwest since 1980.
All vendors logos and trademarks are copyrighted and trademarked per their respective companies.
©2020 AutoMania, LLC,, Ted Holman and All Rights Reserved.