Aussie Broughs

Head­line Bon­hams sale

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A col­lec­tion of Brough Su­pe­ri­ors from the es­tate of the late Syd­ney-based col­lec­tor Gary Ross go un­der the ham­mer at the an­nual Bon­hams Stafford sale in UK on 18th Oc­to­ber. High­lights in­clude sev­eral out­stand­ing SS100s, in­clud­ing a 1926 Brough Su­pe­rior 980cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sport, dis­man­tled and of­fered for restora­tion, es­ti­mate £120,000-160,000, and a 1936 Earls Court Mo­tor­cy­cle Show Brough Su­pe­rior 990cc SS100, es­ti­mate £210,000-240,000. “This year’s Au­tumn Stafford sale fea­tures an ex­tra­or­di­nary se­lec­tion of mighty Brough Su­pe­rior mo­tor­cy­cles,” said Ben Walker, In­ter­na­tional Di­rec­tor for Bon­hams Col­lec­tors’ Mo­tor­cy­cles. “We’ve flown the fan­tas­tic Syd­ney based mo­tor­cy­cles some 9,000 miles to be in the Bon­hams sale. 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.

“Lead­ing the sale is the beau­ti­fully pre­served 1936 Earls Court Mo­tor­cy­cle Show Brough Su­pe­rior 990cc SS100, es­ti­mated at £210,000-240,000. Pre­sented in ex­cel­lent work­ing or­der, it re­ceived ex­ten­sive me­chan­i­cal re­fur­bish­ment in 2013, whilst main­tain­ing its beau­ti­ful patina, and has been used by both the cur­rent and pre­vi­ous owner on tour­ing trips around Eng­land and Wales. ‘FFC 474’ had cov­ered an in­di­cated 75,000 miles when the cur­rent owner pur­chased it in 2012. Af­ter its restora­tion, the mo­tor­cy­cle has been en­joyed ex­ten­sively, cov­er­ing an ad­di­tional 3,000 miles of open-road tour­ing. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on Bon­hams mo­tor­cy­cle depart­ment visit: www.bon­hams.com/mo­tor­cy­cles

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