Brough Superior motorcycles lined up for Bonhams Stafford sale
A selection of Brough Superior motorcycles will be amongst the leading highlights of the Bonhams' Stafford Sale this autumn.
“In the motorcycle world, Brough Superior is in a league of its own," said Ben Walker, International Director for Bonhams Collectors’ Motorcycles. "Akin to owning a Rolls-Royce or a Bentley, they’re the best of the best; historic, finely crafted and beautiful."
Leading the sale is a beautifully preserved 1936 Earls Court Motorcycle Show Brough Superior 990cc SS100. Retaining its original patina, whilst benefitting from a complete mechanical restoration in 2013, the motorcycle has been used for touring by its previous two owners and is expected to sell for £210,000-£240,000.
It was be offered alongside an equally sought-after 1926 Brough Superior 980cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sport, dismantled and offered for restoration, estimated at £120,000-£160,000.
The sale will include several motorcycle projects by Sydney-based enthusiast Gary Ross, who spent 40 years assembling and preserving the historic machines. Amongst his collection are three Brough Superior motorcycles: a 1926 Brough Superior 980cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sport project estimated at £120,000-£160,000; a 1927 Brough Superior 980cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sport project estimated at £120,000-£160,000; and a 1931 Brough Superior OHV 680 project estimated at £15,000-£20,000.
“We’ve flown the fantastic Sydney based motorcycles some 9,000 miles to be in the Bonhams sale," said Walker. "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."
The Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale takes place at The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show on October 18, at the Staffordshire County Showground.
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