1928/1925 Brough Superior 981cc SS100 Project Frame no. 984 (see text) Engine no. KTOR/A 37193 (see text)

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Lot 424
1928/1925 Brough Superior 981cc SS100 Project
Registration no. CU 2378 Frame no. 984 (see text) Engine no. KTOR/A 37193 (see text)

Sold for £ 126,500 (US$ 158,142) inc. premium
1928/1925 Brough Superior 981cc SS100 Project
Registration no. CU 2378
Frame no. 984 (see text)
Engine no. KTOR/A 37193 (see text)
GEARBOX NO. W158595

• Offered for restoration
• An early spring framed, JAP powered SS100
• Single family ownership for 70 years.

This vintage Brough Superior project comprises of a 1928 Bentley and Draper (B&D) SS100 frame and parts with a 1925 SS100 engine. The spring frame is numbered 984 and was originally fitted to a solo SS100 (fitted with a JTOR motor) supplied to a W. Thompson which was later resold by the works to Dennett (1/1/32) as a Swallow sidecar combination. The registration CU 2378 which was issued by the County Borough of South Shields in 1928. The engine numbered KTOR/A 37193 was originally fitted to a SS100 Standard Solo supplied on April 9th, 1925 to J. Horswiill for J. Sutcliffe and registered TO 893 (a Nottingham registration number).

The machine comprises an early example of the B&D sprung type frame and has the lugs to accept a centre stand (one of only eight sprung frames fitted with this feature). Together with the frame are a set of Castle forks, handlebars, wheels, saddle frame, replica toolboxes (from the BS Club) plus non-original mudguards and other sundry components. There is a fuel tank numbered 2087 which is a Brough Overhead 680 type and a correct (but not original to the bike) three-speed gearbox numbered W158595 with clutch.

The engine is completely dismantled but most parts are believed to be present and will require refurbishment. The crankcase halves are matched but it should be noted that there is a crack within the timing chest half that is not considered to be structurally significant however prospective must satisfy themselves prior to bidding. Two timing covers are present, one for a bevel-drive magneto (correct for 1928) and one with a chain-drive magneto (correct for 1925). Little history is known of this machine which was acquired in the late '40s by the late vendor and last taxed in Norwich in June 1948. There is a photograph of 'CU' in the Brough Superior Club archive showing the machine at the first international Brough Superior Rally held on 18th August 1929 at Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds, George Brough was guest of honour on the day.

The machine is offered with a V5C however, it should be noted the engine number is incorrectly recorded as 36776. Prospective bidders must satisfy themselves as to the completeness, condition and suitability of the components prior to bidding. This is an ideal opportunity for an enthusiast to acquire and rebuild a vintage era sprung framed SS100.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
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1928/1925 Brough Superior 981cc SS100 Project Frame no. 984 (see text) Engine no. KTOR/A 37193 (see text)
1928/1925 Brough Superior 981cc SS100 Project Frame no. 984 (see text) Engine no. KTOR/A 37193 (see text)
1928/1925 Brough Superior 981cc SS100 Project Frame no. 984 (see text) Engine no. KTOR/A 37193 (see text)
1928/1925 Brough Superior 981cc SS100 Project Frame no. 984 (see text) Engine no. KTOR/A 37193 (see text)
1928/1925 Brough Superior 981cc SS100 Project Frame no. 984 (see text) Engine no. KTOR/A 37193 (see text)
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