Ex-George Brough Superior SS100 to make $299,000 at Bonhams



2015-06-26 13:40:45

Ex-George Brough Superior SS100 to make $299,000 at Bonhams

A 1939 Brough Superior SS110 owned by designed George Brough will sell in Stafford

Bonhams has announced highlights of its Stafford Sale of Important Collectors' Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia on April 27, with a spectacular Brough Superior campaigned by George Brough himself set to lead bids.

 The SS100 was extensively campaigned by Brough, founder of the legendary British company

The 1939 bike, "FTV 70", was racedby Brough in the London-Edinburgh endurance run. Originally attached to a sidecar, which housed motorcycling journalist Henry Laird in the race, it is expected to make 140,000-180,000.

A forerunner of the SS100, the SS-80, set the record for any motorcycle at auction in 2012, when George Brough's own model made 291,000 ($469,359). It had seen over 50 sprint victories at the hands of the pioneering motorcyclist and became the first side-vale motorcycle to lap Brooklands at over 100mph.

 George Brough takes the reigns while journalist Henry Laird prepares for the ride of his life

The SS100 was put through its paces by Brough in 1939, also taking parting in the Tour of Ireland and a series of road tests. It was later bought from just 70 in 1961, and was placed in storage soon after, where it has remained ever since.

Also starring in the sale is a rare 1975 Bimota 970cc HB1, estimated at 55,000-65,000, and a 1929 Scott 596cc racing motorcycle at 23,000-28,000.

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