Brough Superior SS100 From George Brough Sold For $425,000 (£253,500)

The star lot of the sale at the annual Bonhams Stafford Sale of Pioneer, Vintage, and Collectors’ Motorcycles & Memorabilia on April 27, 2014 was ex-George Brough Brough Superior SS100 sold for US$ 425,000 (£253,500). Estimate was US$ 235,000-302,000(£140,000-180,000) Registered in 1939, the motorcycle was campaigned by George Brough himself in the London-Edinburgh Trial that same year.

A number of other great surprise results, with items far exceeding their estimates: Lot 233: 1972 MV Agusta 750S– estimated at £45,000-55,000; sold for US$ 143,500 (£85,500). Lot 173: c.1914 Henderson Model C– estimated at £40,000-60,000; sold for US$134,000 (£79,900). Lot 209: 1953 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow– estimated at £38,000-45,000, sold for US$119,000 (£70,940). Lot 245: Still in original crate, ‘as new’ condition, 1989 Ducati 888cc Lucchinelli Replica Racing Motorcycle– estimated at £14,000-18,000; sold for US$ 64,000 (£37,950). Lot 164: 1939 Brough Superior 990cc SS80 Project– estimated at £12,000-18,000; sold for US$ 62,000 (£36,800)

7 Responses to “Brough Superior SS100 From George Brough Sold For $425,000 (£253,500)”

  1. 1 Rodent Apr 30th, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    A classic V Twin!

  2. 2 James just another Crazy Kiwi Apr 30th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Because Lawrence owned it does this make it a Boanerges ? which is what he called at least one of his Broughs
    Boanerges has a number of biblical references but he used the “Sons of thunder” definition.

    Beautiful MotorCycles, nothing comes close in my mind and the modern copy does nothing for me in comparison

  3. 3 Sportster Mike May 1st, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Me. I like ‘George III’, the 1924 Brough as seen on Poole Quay’s bike night during the summer.
    if one of George Broughs ‘Broughs’ goes for £245000 how much it that now worth?….
    I like seeing Graham RIDING it around Dorset… he doesn’t care what its worth he likes it as a classic bike although its probably now part of his pension fund

  4. 4 Zipper May 1st, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Must be nice to have $425,000 for a bike. Guess I’ll never know. ..Z

  5. 5 nicker May 1st, 2014 at 9:38 pm


    Unobtainium in my book…………. 🙁


  6. 6 Blackmax May 5th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    The term “Legend” has always been a bit over used in this industry
    This cycle truly deserves the term
    Yes, it is WAYY out of my price range
    but the fact that it exists & that someone wanted it (for good or ill)
    that much to pay that kind of price for it
    All I can say is Wow !!! and good for them

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