The Brough Superior SS100 has always had a special cachet. Known as the “two of everything” model, its JAP v-twin engine had two carburetors, two magnetos, and two oil pumps. Produced in 1934, it’s the rarest of all SS100 models, as only eight were produced. One of them is a highlight at Bonhams classic motorcycle sale in the U.K. on April 29th, when it’s expected to sell for $237,000-$285,000.
Update: the 1934 Brough sold well above estimates for $393,434. A 1939 Vincent realized almost as much, or $365,343.The Brough is from a collection of six “historically significant” motorcycles that have been consigned for the sale. These include a fully restored 1928 Windoff 750cc four-cylinder (est. $142,000-$190,000) as well as two Vincents. Only some 50 examples survive of the production run that turned out the first, a 1939 998cc Rapide Series A (est. $285,000-$348,000). The other is a 1955 998cc Black Shadow, the last of the Series C for the bike. It’s expected for sell for $111,000-$158,000).