Bonhams Stafford Sale set a new world-record price for a Brough Superior and for any British motorcycle sold at auction, as the gavel fell at an astounding £331,900 for the 1938 Brough Superior 750cc BS4.
The BS4 was the highlight lot in the collection ‘The Broughs of Bodmin Moor’, which sold 100% to achieve a collective £752,625.
These iconic, rare British motorcycles were believed to have been destroyed, until Bonhams’ motorcycle department discovered the eight machines in 2015 in a remote Cornish village.
The motorcycles were discovered whole, in parts, and some were partially submerged under decades of dust, old machinery parts and household clutter.
Bonhams Stafford sale saw the bikes unveiled for the first time in more than 50 years.
Read more in July’s edition of TCM