OK, here is your chance to become a hero, get a Stieb, a original, from the 50’s to annoy your spouse, wow your friends and give you another project.. ALSO HAS THE BOOK…Parts are available from Benchmarks works, Sturges, MI

 my  1969 BMW R69S.

The Steib Sidecars have been  specialy built and designed to be used with all early BMW?€™s. The S-500 series will fit all BMW Motorcycles from 1950 to 1969. It will fit with no modifications to the following BMW models : R51/2. R51/3. R67. R68. R69. R69S. R50/2. R60/2. It also can be used for later BMW of the /5. /6 and /7 series with the use of a special subframe.

I have seen some Steib S-500 Sidecars attached to other vintage motorcycles as NORTON. TRIUMPH. URAL. CHANG-JIANG and many more


Heck, I don’t know what it is worth but there are all of the arts and new pieces for the trim. The Aluminum is in good shape, and the car is complete including the seat . The only Part that needs fixing is the panel under the luggage compartment, a straight piece of metal welded in < ( I got a price for $250)

Also happen to have a R69s that it fits on, at this time it is 19K, what a great combination, TWO Original, that go together.


You can call me at 570 815 6294, it is Located in Moscow, Pa. (northeast, PA) or email me at mrtnfischer43@gmail.com

So, I think it may be worth about $4,000 USD as it is a easy restoration and original, Yes it has a number plate on it and it says it is a 500 and the date is 1952.. IF you want me tor weld, and restore it, I can do that for a price.

a windshield and cockpit cover

Frame Picture does not show it all, but it is all there., complete best that I can determine…call me on it.. Or I can restore it and attach it to the R69S  that is restored.

R69s completely restored SOLD 9/15/2020 FOR 15k, side car still available

…..SOLD (/15/2020)

Pricing, 15,500 ALSO a S 500 Steib from the 1950’s that needs restoration, all parts here. or I can do it for you.

Delivery is available upon request on all Items

Restoration, complete 98% or 100% depending on individual. Engine, trans all redone, wheels, spokes, paint etc. Documentation available. Also a Steib side-car, 1952 unrestored available at a seperate price, Side ccar, complete, need restoration.. asking $15, 500K or OBO,,,, located in Moscow, PA 18444, NE. PA.

Few miles on speedo, brand new, Redo by Bob’s BMW, My computers keep eating my videos of it running. Starts first kick. Was stored in Heated garage for 12 Years, when owner got the bike from Bob’s BMW, he was not able to operate the bike easily due to new engine stiffness and he had no hills to start it. So he let it sit., I got it along with a Non-restored R69s and a Steib Side car (500). The R69s Non-restored has been sold..and is living in and around Bucks County PA. To get the machine running, on the restored one, simply required cleaning the carbs, cleaning the tank, removing the heads and cylinders to check all clearances and torque setting. (Everything in the engine was new, pistons, rings, valves etc.. I also have a lot of the documentation from BOB’s BMW showing all of the parts and the rebuild)

I keep riding the bike and the miles are going up, but as I have many bikes, this is not a lot of mileage that I put on. Currently I am having the tank repainted as there was a defect from storage and have installed digital turn signals. be stainless, but they are new along with the mufflers, rims, spokes and almost everything, I have documentation from Bob’s BMW showing the service charges and the many of the parts.

THE Steib Side car. For restoration. It is available Is $3,000 too much?, Than make me a offer. It sure would look nice on a R69S, a real head turner. Click below to see a sample.



VELOREX…. Separate Side Car for R69S or a Airhead, will fit the BMW R75/5 with a set of universal clamps.

This Velorex is for Sale as well, fits a R60 or R50 Or a R69s, snap on, ready to go. $1200.00 —OBO.. Used at my sons wedding , it was great, The R60 now lives in Montana and the Velorex is awaiting clamps so I can put it on the R75/5 Toaster.

Velorex Side Car, on my R60.. Same frame as the R69s . Add to the r69s in 15 Minutes. Very light and with 42 horse R69s vs the 30 HP R60. This machine will handle the Velorex easily
With the side car mounted, you can go anywhere at any time, cover included. I also have a no-restored Steib. All are located in NE, PA in heated Garage.
R69s 8 20 2020

Make an offer or just purchase this great upscale Brit sports car. Beats a MGB by hands down, no comparison, a gentile and refined specimen of 70’s sport car.

  I purchased the car about 1o to 12 years ago and have been doing work on and off for a few years. Since the car only had 38,000 miles on it it was in  good shape. I bought it down in southern Pa from a man who didn’t have the time or the knowledge to work on the car and so it just sat in his garage under a tarp and was piled up with bicycles.


Now it is time to move this car along as I am working on a BRONCO, 1967 and I am not using the car.

Here is the following work I have done on the car: I removed all of the old yellow paint and repainted it with the same factory yellow, Since the car had been Z-Barted (with the plastic plugs still in place) there was very little rust around, and was easily taken care of. I have replaced the rubber steering bushings and the  ball joints. The engine ran rough and was a constant problem until I cleaned the Stromberg carbs and added electronic ignition. (wonderful difference) now it is very smooth, accelerates nicely and runs great, sounds great. I replaced the header pipes and all of the exhaust before the muffler. I added a new dark brown carpet kit with sound deadener,  and a new Panasonic radio with CD player. I have redone the trunk area (again no rust) with black carpet (looks good) and painted the engine area. Red Line Michelin tires are installed and were pricey but they were the tire of choice on the original.  The bumpers are original and the rubbers that stick out are like new. Replaced the oil filter with the MOSS easy screw on type. Oil and fluids change every 2000 miles by self.

The Top and boot  look good and there was a rip in the top near the side but I fixed it so that the eye does not see it, The rear vinyl windows are good no cracks and can be seen through easily, as I keep the top down all year, it really does not matter.

The rear view outside mirror is new. The sun visors are good but there is a small crack in dash vinyl that is easily repaired. The overdrive works perfect and makes a difference in the fast lane. This car will cruise all day at 80mph. The oil pressure reads to the top when cold and above the mid mark (50lbs) when warm. The car does not overheat, always dependable. Just flushed radiator and replaced all engine and heater hoses. All of the brake and clutch cylinders are recent as well as wheel cylinders. Rocker panels replaced in 2017 and any other rust taken out and repaired. Painted with Lemon -Lime factory color and clear coated.

This car is not a perfect car but could very easily become one, it sure is a driver and a head turner. Love the color. I have done long road trips through the Appalachian mountains and gone to Florida and the Key West.

looks different in dawn light, fall picture , 7 AM
New Hoses all, flushed engine. new electronic ignition.

California with DAD, 1969


I had gotten out of RIT, Rochester Institute of Technology, and I immediately got into my 3rd Oldsmobile cpe’ and drove to Florida to start a new career. I wanted to get away from the weather. I had some difficulty getting a job as I was over qualified but under experienced. So I applied to all of the printers in the Ft. Lauderdale area, and finally had to take a job at “NO PAY” in order to prove myself to the owner. It lasted for a week and he decided to pay me.. I worked there for a few months running small printing presses and doing jobs around this small operation.

Than I read and advertisement in the local papers about a teaching position in Graphic Arts in Miami

I applied and got the position and taught there for a few years. Great experience but low pay and long hours.

It all started on return from Miami, after the instructor stint at Miami-Dade Jr. Collage, I started to do some sales work for Keystone Printed Specialties and began to be concerned about the draft. Therefore, I had than secured a position at Maine Endwell Senior High School, to start teaching shop later in the year. The job was to teach high school printing, auto mechanics and power mechanics. It was a stopgap measure, teaching made me immune to the draft (so I thought). Later I would find out that if someone forgets to notify the draft-board of you deferment status, you can be inducted and selected, than inspected and tested and than invited in a serious way to become a important member of the United States Army. Than and only after additional volunteer invited training and and classification you will than be sent to advanced summer camp in Vietnam where you be issued defensive weapons ranging from a field howitzer or machine gun to a 50 cal. In a helicopter. The possibilities to defend yourself from a screaming horde of over excited, pot smoking, native communists who were out to get you and every other white and black American withing 10,000 miles of Hanoi. It was a terrifying prospect. But having a good defense is everything.

But, wait, there is more……….

My interest, in automobiles, goes back to my brother Phillip Guy, he restored a 1949 76 Old’s coupe’ and than changed the 6 cylinder engine and swapped in a 330 CI V-8 Oldsmobile engine and a brand new Corvette 4 -speed transmission. Later he sold me the car on a time payment plan that I could not refuse. This would be the first of (5) 49-50 Oldsmobiles. Later I totaled the car one icy day, it was down across from Chick’s Diner on Moosic St or Rt 307. Sliding into the pole, well , awesome. BUT, It was not my fault, the road was solid ice, and I hit the utility pole sideways, plunging ½ of the south side of Scranton Into a massive power failure for an hour. Of course the car was Toast and the pole was Toast.

Dad got the bill from the electric company for $850.00, and it was with extreme prejudice that I was not Toast as well when he got the bill. Later, when the car was “retired” it ended up behind the Pear St plant where its engine and transmission were ripped out and sold. This Oldsmobile thing was really getting in the way of my life. Than I got one for $50.00 (no. 2) from Grubber Auto in Scranton, a 1949 98 v-8 Futuramic yellow convertible. That one died when being pushed to much to get it started, the transmission was fried,so it got JUNKED.. The next one (no 3) was from Rinaldi Motors, Taylor, PA, $50 dollars and it was faded Salmon bottom and white top,. I painted it,with a electric spray gun and it was horrible orange peel texture blue. This is the one that was sold in Florida,

I got a job at a high school teaching shop classes in New York state. While waiting for school term to begin at Maine Endwell Sr. High, I had located a 1950 Old’s coupe convertible (no 4) ( an 88 and a rare car) it was in San Francisco. I started to convince my father that a trip to California for this car was worth it. These were the days before internet and I some how found this car in a magazine, I negotiated the price over long distance phone calls and undaunted we proceeded to escape from the pressure of the printing business and head west .

Later, after returning from California, and teaching at Maine Endwell High School, the Vice principal of the School, neglected to notify the draft board of my changed stats and I received my notice to report for induction into the Army.

Ok, well to California with my Father. We had started out in his new 1969 Dodge Wagon. This car had serious out of round, tire problems, and we stopped in Ohio, as I refused to proceed any further me being shaken to senseless idiocy, I pleaded and begged, and finally drove into a tire place for a set of used tires that were round. Dad refused to believe that new tires from the factory were defective and we had the tires lashed to the overhead rack, so that when we returned to Scranton he would go to the Dodge dealer and somehow get refunded for the crappy tires on the new Dodge Wagon.

We than proceeded smoothly (you bet, stirred, not shaken) across the US. In the days before all interstates opened, most of the trip was on two and 4 lane fast roads like route 66 and route 30..

Much of the trip was interesting as my Father and I stopped at old army forts, Indian villages and pony express way station (many now lost to history.) Dad and I arrived in Francisco using a city map to find the street and than the house. It was a dump, the house and the car, but we had come this far, so we removed the front bumper of The Oldsmobile, put it in the back of the Wagon, and bolted the tow bar right to the bumper brackets and left the City by the Bay, still by the bay. The Dodge struggled but pulled bravely.

We ended up heading for the Sierra Madre Mountains, by some route east, going through Donner Pass, the road up was a tough pull for the Dodge small V-8 , pulling the 88 convertible. Up and down we went, thought the cabbage fields and grape areas, than we headed up. Higher we went, we headed to Donner Pass, the site of the original “Survivor reality show”. One side was shear mountain and the other side skimpy wire roap guard rails. But we almost made it to the summit when there was a sharp “CRACK” followed by a rapid jump in speed and a arresting jolt, than there was silence. We stopped the Dodge rapidly as we could, and looked behind us to see the Oldsmobile gaining speed backwards ,and heading toward the useless and skimpy guard rails and the cliff edge. It was kind of like “Awesome” at the same time scary.

In these days, late 60’s, there was like 10% of the traffic amount on the roads as you would find today, so the road behind the rearward accelerating Oldsmobile was clear and uncluttered with mechanical or living things. It wasn’t long, maybe 20 to 30 seconds, before the rear of the Old’s hit the guard wires, the rotted wood posts and, tearing a large section of the restraints with it, plummeted right smack over the cliff with a cloud of dust and dirt. Needless to say, we were dumbfounded. Slowly we turned and faced each other, put the Dodge in reverse and backed carefully and gingerly backwards, following in the path of the Old’s till we arrived at the spot where the former guard rails had originally been in place.. With reluctant but restrained eagerness we walked the final few feet to the area that was still dusty and in raw disorder. We than proceed to peer over the sheer edge of the canyon side of the mountain. Taking in all that nature had to offer in the way of a beautiful day. Now, if you have never been to some of the two lanes going over the Sierra Madre Mountains, or even the modern 4 lanes, some of the sights and vista are really quite exhilarating and superb. Majestic tall pines seem to hold onto the mountains with all their resilience, spreading roots into the rocky and dry earth. It is really spectacular country.

Well, when Dad and I got to peering over the edge, and taking our time to ingest all that had just occurred, we stood still and silent, a good 5-8 minutes. Each of us thinking of the trip out, the companionship, the time, gasoline, the out of round tires, and argument of who would get to sleep in the back seat. Which of us drove too fast and who to slow. The run down diners, the unending corn fields, the sandy dry barren deserts, high mountains and seemingly endless minutes of wasted time. Or was it? Does fate in the form of a Oldsmobile, sometimes interfere with the ordinariness of life? And is there life beyond twisted steel? It seemingly must of worked out, Dad and I became best of friends besides being father and son.

Well, it wasn’t to long that dad walked back to the car, opened the tailgate on the wagon, hefted the Oldsmobile 88 solid, chromium and steel 100 lb massive 1950 bumper, out of the car, and on to the ground. He than picked up and leveraged the one end, and dragged it to the spot that the rest of the Detroit iron had aggressively destroyed 50 feet of wire cable and rotted wood post over the side of the cliff edge. Dad, without uttering a word, wrestled and slid that beautiful shinning, massive, awkward chrome bumper over the sloping edge and released it. We watched as it slid like a sled, than catching on rocks and roots, whirled like a windmill til it crash squared onto the wreck below. A perfect hit. I than went back to the car and removed the busted safety chain and threw it over the edge.

Now the only reminder of the trip rested above us all the way home to Scranton,. two out of round tires that I was fortunate and privileged to never learn of their fate nor hear of them again.

When I went into the Navy, after avoiding the Army draft, ( I did not want to be shot at) I was the proud owner of a 1961 Ford, (sold to me by my brother again, ( he bought the car as it was a duplicate of the car driven by Frank Sinatra in the Tony Rome, movie series.) At that time I was teaching school at Maine Endwell High School, Endwell, New York. Later I had driven the car cross America with Ellen as I returned to Navel Training Center in San Diego..

The customer returned the car after 6 years and I found it in my driveway with the title inside . I later did some work on it and sold it in Hemmings for $6,000 to a Airline pilot. He flew up to Scranton, and drove it to Texas. He made it into a dragster.

Last pic is plug from suspected knock cyl no 1.