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British Motorbike Sells For World Record At Auction

If you are a classic motorcycle enthusiast then you may well be aware that the Brough Superior  motorbike is known as the Rolls-Royce of such modes of transport. It is an extremely desirable, sought after motorcycle with only ten of the Brough Superior 750cc BS4 models being built of which only seven remain.Brough Superior 750cc BS4

Well, last year, eight Brough Superior motorcycles were discovered in a Cornish village. Apart from the BS4 model the collection also included the SS100, SS80 and the 11-50HP models. They were manufactured back in the 1920’s and 1930’s but these were in need of restoration having been found in barns either whole or in pieces and covered in dust.

The last owner of these classic bikes had owned them since the 1960s but he sadly passed away last year. It is believed that they have not been on the road for around 50 years.
The unrestored motorbikes recently came up for sale at a Bonhams auction of collectors’ motorbikes being described as “ The Broughs of Bodmin Moor”.

Brough Superior 750cc BS4 The 1938 Brough Superior 750cc BS4 model was expected to fetch in the region of £80,000 to £120,000. Well, there was obviously so much interest in this bike that it eventually was sold to a bidder from Germany for £331,900. This is a world auction record not only for a motorbike manufactured in Britain but also for the Brough Superior model.

There were a number of other classic motorcycles sold at the auction some of which also broke world records.

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