Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar

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Lot 549
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar

Sold for £ 9,200 (US$ 12,253) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
"While George Brough may have designed his machines for the sporting solo rider, he recognised from the outset that they would have equal appeal to the confirmed sidecar man. ... it was not long before he was offering a sporting combination as part of the Brough Superior range." – Peter Miller, Brough Superior The Complete Story.
Arguably the best known of Brough's sidecars is the Alpine Grand Sports, commonly known as the 'petrol-tube'. Launched at the 1936 Motorcycle Show at Olympia, it featured a chassis main member consisting of an endless 2"-diameter tube that carried a sprung body in a choice of two styles: Sports and Cruiser. The main tube also functioned as an auxiliary fuel tank of 1½ gallons, which, when pressurised using a tyre pump, could transfer its contents to the motorcycle's tank. An ideal companion for the Brough Superior 11-50 in this sale, this example is offered with a file of documents.

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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Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1937 Brough Superior 'Petrol-tube' Chassis and Cruiser Sidecar
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