SOME INTERESTING BROUGHS UNDER THE HAMMER
BONHAMS STAFFORD SALE AT THE CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SHOW (18 OCTOBER)
In the motorcycle world, Brough Superior is in a league of its own and perennially popular. Akin to owning a Rolls-Royce or a Bentley, they’re the best of the best; historic, finely crafted and beautiful.
Bonhams annual Stafford sale at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show (18 October) is a chance to acquire examples of the most desirable models Brough Superior ever produced - or maybe just look at them! Highlights include several outstanding SS100s, including a 1926 Brough Superior 980cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sport, dismantled and offered for restoration, estimate £120,000-160,000, and a 1936 Earls Court Motorcycle Show Brough Superior 990cc SS100, estimate £210,000-240,000.
Further highlights include a series of motorcycle projects, carefully assembled and preserved over the past 40 years. Collected by Sydney-based enthusiast Gary Ross, the lots include three Brough Superior motorcycles: a 1926 Brough Superior 980cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sport project, estimate £120,000-160,000, a 1927 Brough Superior 980cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sport project, estimate £120,000-160,000, and a 1931 Brough Superior OHV 680 project, estimate £15,000-20,000.
Ben Walker, International director of Bonhams Collectors Motorcycles
“This year’s Autumn Stafford sale features an extraordinary selection of mighty Brough Superior motorcycles. We’ve flown the fantastic Sydney based motorcycles some 9,000 miles to be in the Bonhams sale. The late-owner was an enthusiast and a true connoisseur, and we are delighted to be offering for sale these tremendous projects – it is an unprecedented opportunity for motorcycle collectors."
“Leading the sale is the beautifully preserved 1936 Earls Court Motorcycle Show Brough Superior 990cc SS100, estimated at £210,000-240,000. Presented in excellent working order, it received extensive mechanical refurbishment in 2013, whilst maintaining its beautiful patina, and has been used by both the current and previous owner on touring trips around England and Wales.”
Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale takes place 18 October at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Staffordshire County Showground.
Information from a Bonhams press release July 23rd
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