|Rarest of the bunch; the 3-wheel Austin-engine Brough Superior 'BS4', built for sidecar work. This one is ex-Hubert Chantry, and subject of a famous period press test. They can be ridden solo, but feel odd! Note the driveshaft between the rear wheels. Click here for my Road Test of this model.|
|Looking a bit rough; a 1938 AMX-engined SS100, looking very complete, and completely rusty!|
|The Brough collection as unearthed after 50 years collecting dirt and rust...|
|1150s have shot up in value since I rode one successfully on the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball (with partner Revival Cycles maintaining the machine). Still, there's probably wiggle room in the price for this 1938 1150 with plunger frame...expect to re-tube the frame and forks for any of these machines, and perhaps make new aluminum castings for certain parts. Obviously all new tinware!|
Bonhams will sell the collection next April 24th, at their Stafford Spring auction. There are links to each machine below the bikes, if you're looking for price estimates...but I wouldn't put much weight on those! Not a 'Brough guy'? Well, there are two HRD-Vincent Series A twins at the same sale, and a Coventry-Eagle Flying 8 with KTOR motor...it's going to be one hell of a sale.
|One of 3 SS80s on offer; this one a 1939 SS80 with plunger frame option, and Brampton girder forks.|
|3 Incomplete Brough Superior 'kits' will keep the less well-heeled collectors happy; long term project anyone? I've owned a few myself...there's no sin in a basket Brough. This is a 1926 SS100 with the KTOR motor gone missing.|
|A 1936 SS80 project, with the AMC MX80 motor. The Brampton girder forks, while the lowest Brough 'spec', actually give the best braking power of them all!|
|Last of the baskets; a 1937 SS80, missing its frame. What man has made...|
|A 1938 Matchless-engined SS80 with Brough 'petrol tube' sidecar|
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