1935 Brough Superior 1,096cc 11-50hp  Frame no. 8/1464 Engine no. LTZ/R44987/S

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Lot 659
1935 Brough Superior 1,096cc 11-50hp
Registration no. CXK 151 Frame no. 8/1464 Engine no. LTZ/R44987/S

Sold for £ 21,275 (US$ 26,025) inc. premium
1935 Brough Superior 1,096cc 11-50hp
Registration no. CXK 151
Frame no. 8/1464
Engine no. LTZ/R44987/S
Legendary superbike of motorcycling’s between-the-wars ‘Golden Age’, Brough Superior - ‘The Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles’ - was synonymous with high performance, engineering excellence and quality of finish. First shown to the public in 1924, George Brough’s flagship model - the SS100 - came with a written guarantee that it had been timed at over 100mph for a quarter of a mile - a staggering achievement at a time when very few road vehicles of any sort were capable of reaching three-figure speeds.

Brough entered the 1930s with an entirely JAP-powered range, and then, after a brief absence, the SS80 re-appeared in 1935 as the SS80 Special, this time with an engine built by Associated Motor Cycles. The following year the SS100 adopted an overhead-valve version of the AMC power unit, and the two models continued to use the Plumstead-made engines until production ceased in 1939.
Launched in 1933, the 1,096cc 11-50 was the largest Brough Superior to enter series production. Powered by a sidevalve v-twin (of unusual 60-degree configuration) supplied exclusively to the Nottingham factory by J A Prestwich, the 11-50 fitted into the Brough price range between the SS80 and SS100. The model was conceived as a long-legged, effortless tourer and could exceed 90mph in solo form or pull a heavy sidecar at up to 75mph. Production lasted until 1939, by which time the 11-50 was the only JAP-powered machine in the Brough Superior range.

This 11-50 has the rigid frame and Monarch front fork that characterised the ‘standard’ offering (Castle forks and Bentley & Draper rear suspension were options) while other noteworthy features include positive-stop foot gearchange (apparently original as the fuel tank has no gearchange lugs), Smiths 120mph speedometer, Lucas clock, detachable carrier and pannier bags. The machine is offered with copy factory record card showing that it was despatched to Godfrey’s Ltd on 8th March 1935 and sold new to first owner S W Streeter on 2nd May 1936. Previous owner D J Guiler kept the Brough for 23 years, restoring it to a high standard during this time. The machine is offered with old-style logbook and Swansea V5 registration document.
1935 Brough Superior 1,096cc 11-50hp  Frame no. 8/1464 Engine no. LTZ/R44987/S
1935 Brough Superior 1,096cc 11-50hp  Frame no. 8/1464 Engine no. LTZ/R44987/S
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