V-Twins headline Bonhams’ spring motorcycle sales in England
Brough Superior, Zenith and Coventry-Eagle V-Twin motorcycles headline the annual Bonhams Spring Sale to Stafford, scheduled for April 27-28 at the International Classic MotorCycle Show in Stafford, England.
Bonhams said he will cycle more than 600 motorcycles through the auction block during the sale.
“Without doubt the ultimate Brough Superior of the Vintage era is the 1926 Brough Superior 986cc SS100 Alpine Grand Sports, â€Bonhams said in his ad. “Synonymous with performance, engineering and quality workmanship, it was the superbike of its time and the rest over 90 years later.
â€œIt has had several long-time owners, including a family that used it for vacations for over 30 years, spanning an impressive 100,000 miles up and down Britain. In 1986, it was acquired by its current owner and restored with the help of several recognized specialists across Europe.
â€œA true ‘driving machine’, it includes several modifications to improve reliability and practicality, in particular an anti-theft switch and an electric generator (hidden behind the gearbox). A remarkable and incredibly well-documented example of one of the most legendary Brough Superiors. “
Bonhams expects the bike to sell for between Â£ 140,000 and Â£ 180,000 ($ 185,750 to $ 238,820).
1925 Coventry-Eagle 981cc Flying 8 is another V-Twin on the auction register
Also on the record is a 1924 Brough Superior 980cc SS80 delivered new in Germany but a year later was imported to England and upgraded with an SS100 gearbox, a 1922 Chater Lea 885cc 8hp and the ex-Kaye Done 1914 Zenith-JAP “Gradua” Twin.
The Brough Superior 1933 1,096cc 11-50hp with Cruiser sidecar which has been featured in television shows is also offered. Daddy’s army and in George and Mildred. But prior to these roles, the motorcycle was a factory entry for the International Six Day Trial in 1934 and won a gold medal. One of the 308 copies produced, it has been part of the same collection for over 50 years.
1933 Brough Superior 1096cc 11-50hp with Cruiser Sidecar
For more information visit Bonhams Spring Stafford auction site.