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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